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Re: Writers Central

Postby VirginiaMay » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:50 pm

Tornado wrote:Ginnie - my boss sent me a mobi version with the pdf, but I find it easier to make notes on the computer, and I didn't want to download it to my kindle when there are so many things I still need to correct.

Makes sense when you put it that way. I'm fortunate to be part of a team on this edit, so when next I read it should be 99% perfect. Operative word there is should. ;-)
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Re: Writers Central

Postby VirginiaMay » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:20 pm

All right, well this is technically a double post but... new month, new topic, new post, okay??

For those of you who've been around a while you may remember that we previously discussed writing software such as Scrivener, WriteWay and Storyist (Mac & iPad only). Since there are now more than a few of you who have taken the NanoWrimo plunge, or completed a book already is in the process of being published, which programs have you tried out and what did you think of them?

I'm still using Word, personally.
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Re: Writers Central

Postby Tornado » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:11 pm

I use Word or Open Office myself.
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Re: Writers Central

Postby Amanda Beth » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:01 am

I used to use Storyist, but now I'm on Scrivener. It helps me because I break everything up into scenes and name them so I'm not always scrolling or having to open multiple files.
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Re: Writers Central

Postby VirginiaMay » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:55 pm

Yeah, Amanda Beth, I wish Storyist was even an option so I could try it, but I'm not buying a Mac anytime soon. I like the sound of that feature from Scrivener though, because I do the same thing.


Anyone else have their two cents to add???
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Re: Writers Central

Postby Amanda Beth » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:12 pm

Download the trial on their website...
http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php
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Re: Writers Central

Postby Tornado » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:27 am

Hey there!

I just wanted to let everyone know that my publisher is offering free postage to anywhere in the world for pre-orders of my book. So if you are interested in getting a hard copy now's a good time to do it. Go here to order.
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Re: Writers Central

Postby Openhome » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:22 am

Tornado, congratulations! That is so very exciting.

I love Scrivner! I use Word as my final editing program, but write and do my first edit in either Storylist or Scrivner. I prefer Scrivner, but there are some nice features on Storylist that are wonderful for first drafts and NaNoWriMo.
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Re: Writers Central

Postby alphanubilus » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:53 am

In terms of writing screenplays I use Final Draft 8 or Screenwriter 6. Screenwriter 6 is much more intuitive, but FD has a full fledge version that I can use via my iPad. I have Storyist on Ipad, and I like it, but as Apple hasn't released a version that is compatible with PC, it makes things a bit harder for me to use the program, as I can't start one place and finish on another. I use Word quite a bit as I can start writing on my home PC and then switch to my Notebook for protable writing. I made a huge mistake in purchasing a rather expensive writing enhancement for Word, namely Recipes for Word. It's like the ultimate writers template, but the whole program is unintiutive and it cost $150 dollars!
It also causes a lot of macro errors in word.

Thanks to Amanda I purchased a much more reasonable Scriverner that I could download and use on both of my machines. Now if only they would create an Ipad version, then I'd be set.

In none writing, but just as creative, I purchased an Intuos 5 Wacom digital tablet and downloaded Sketchbook Pro 6. I already use Adobe Photoshop CS6, but I am really liking the simplicity of Sketchbook Pro 6. It's nice to be able to draw directly to the screen without having to scan anything. I can create storyboards to use with Scriverner if I want to import a screenplay project.

I'm happy.

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Re: Writers Central

Postby Chernaudi » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:03 am

Hi everyone.

For those of you who frequent Rob's halfway house, you probably know about my Twilight/Guyver crossover fan fic Bio-Booster Armor Twilight. I have almost 6 chapters done and I hope to get started possibly on #7 by the end of this long weekend. It's a comedy/action-adventure/fantasy/sci-fi/romance story.

But, other than wanting to get some feed back from that, I've been wondering about any beta services that I can use. I have one beta, but she's busy with real life stuff, and she told me that it would be better if I just switched to another beta. Is anyone here willing to help out, or at least point me in the right direction as far as finding one?
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