There's more to writing than writing. This is the deck from my 2014 talk at the Web Conference at Penn State. It describes the importance of the "workflow" mindset for approaching your writing, a framework for analyzing your workflows and choosing appropriate tools, and a number of tool recommendations for each section.
Links to many of the tools mentioned can be found at http://kubie.co/dwt
Crafting useful and compelling digital copy is not an act of magic or divine intervention, and it's certainly not a feature of your word processor or content management system. I believe anyone can develop personal workflows to make writing easier, more enjoyable, and more successful.
Creating content individually and collaboratively with stakeholders, editors, designers, and other writers adds complexities to the creative process that your CMS and word processor just weren't built to address. Luckily, there's a whole world of apps, tools, process hacks and best practices out there to ease these pains and let us focus on what we're good at: writing.