Mariner Software Launches

Minneapolis, MN – January 27, 2009 -Mariner Software, developers and publishers of professional and personal software, announced today the launch of, a web site designed for writers of all types – from novelists, screenwriters, short story writers, to technical and casual writers – anyone with a keyboard – to publicly share and critique their work and the work of others. With, Mariner has created a capstone to their award-winning line of creativity and writing software.

A totally free web site, is designed as an environment for the writer to engage with one another. Those who are new to writing are especially encouraged to participate, as it will allow them to interconnect with both amateur and professional writers. With a account one can can upload a story or other written work, create groups and write reviews. To encourage involvement, has a point-based reward system. The concept is simple – the more the writer reviews others work, posts comments, etc., the more points are earned. After earning enough points, the writer will be able to post his or her own stories for review.

Other features of include:
-A Writers Forum: view announcements; hang out at “The Lounge” and discuss anything you want; learn how to find agents and write synopses; share the craft of writing with other members
-View members who are online at the same time
-Invite friends
-Browse by author or by genre
-Give an opinion or a critique of others work
-Share your vision

“Developing creative writing software is a passion for us,” said Michael Wray, President of Mariner Software. “It just made sense to create a venue for everyone who loves the written word in all its forms, to come together, and share and review each others work.”

To sign up for your own personal account, visit:

About Mariner Software
Mariner Software, Inc., developers of the industry-recognized products, MacJournal, Mariner Write, Mariner Calc, Montage, WinJournal, StoryMill, Desktop Poet, MacGourmet Deluxe, Contour, and Mariner Paperless, has established itself as one of the most diverse leaders in consumer, business, and educational writing and creativity markets for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. With customers worldwide, Mariner Software is committed to delivering the highest quality software, with an emphasis on total customer satisfaction. For more information, visit the Mariner Software web site at

Mariner Write, Mariner, WinJournal, Montage and Desktop Poet are registered trademarks of Mariner Software, Inc. StoryMill, Contour, and Mariner Paperless are pending registration. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information contact:
Logan Ryan
Director of Marketing
Mariner Software, Inc.