I found this article – 10 Totally Free Microsoft Word Alternatives For Writers – August 7, 2019: https://justpublishingadvice.com/10-totally-free-microsoft-word-alternatives-for-writers/. I was familiar with some of the alternatives as I use Libre Office now.
I find it indirectly as I first found a link on this blog, https://tracikenworth.com/2019/08/22/10-totally-free-microsoft-word-alternatives-for-writers-by-derek-haines-chris-the-story-reading-apes-blog/, that led to another blog https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2019/08/21/10-totally-free-microsoft-word-alternatives-for-writers-by-derek-haines/, before winding up with the first link above.
I have Office 2010 if I can ever find the DVD I purchased when I ordered it online from Microsoft. Several updates ago, it removed Office 2010. I found the DVD and put it some place safe where I was sure I would find it. Recently another update removed it and now I can’t remember where I put the DVD. I see no sense in paying for an upgrade if I can find the DVD for Office 2010 or one of the earlier Office DVDs I own.
From the first link:
A word of warning for authors. Word processors are not suitable programs for writing a book.
Long manuscripts can cause a lot of problems with any word processor, including Word.
You really need to use software that is designed to handle the big job of writing a novel or a book.
Read our article that lists the best free and paid software choices for you if you plan on writing a book.
Related reading: The 13 Best Free Grammar Check And Grammar Corrector Apps