Fonts are only one ingredient of typography. That’s why this chapter appears in the middle of the book rather than the beginning. Messing around with the font menu is no substitute for knowing the fundamentals in type composition and text formatting.
But we’ve covered that, right? So now I can reveal the secret:
If you want the fastest, easiest and most visible upgrade to your typography, nothing beats a professional font.
Look, if you consider the alternatives below and still prefer Times New Roman, I won’t think less of you. But I doubt you will. Because for writers who care about typography, professional fonts are indispensable tools.