I’ve recently been networking with some other writers that were attempting to break into the stage or screen world, and I was surprised to find that they were writing their plays/scripts in Word. Word is a great general purpose word processor, and even works very well for books. But it’s not an appropriate tool for writing either stage plays or screenplays. The industry standard tool for this type of work is Final Draft. Final Draft includes a lot of capabilities that are industry specific, allowing the tool to go well beyond a customized word processor. But perhaps more importantly, using Word to create your stage play or screenplay immediately marks you as inexperienced in the industry. So if you’re not already using Final Draft, I recommend that you make the switch today.