What software are people using to write novels on these days @celtx or other examples, or simple pen and paper?
First up, I use Microsoft Word. It's what I started with, it came with the machine and it's got everything I need (for those wondering, format-wise that's 12point Times New Roman, double spaced. End of).
Another issue to remember with novels is how you save them, because agents, publishers and uploading to indie publishing sites etc means editing has to be easy. So whatever platform you use to write in, I'd recommend you make sure you can save in .doc or .docx formats to make this transition as problem-free as possible.