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Writing. True Novelist - Write Your Novel. Manuskript – Open-source tool for writers. 100 Best Writing Websites: 2017 Edition. What do you picture when you imagine yourself writing?

100 Best Writing Websites: 2017 Edition

Are you quietly tapping away on your office desktop computer in the early morning hours? I Wrote a Novel Entirely in Evernote. Here's How. Over the past few months, we’ve highlighted some of the unique ways Evernote employees use the software they build and support—from capturing sketches to digital scrapbooking.

I Wrote a Novel Entirely in Evernote. Here's How.

In honor of National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo), the head of our marketing content team shares his method for crafting a novel entirely in Evernote. 50 of the Best Websites for Writers. 10 of My Favorite Writing Craft Sites. The writing journey is all about discovering what works best of for each of us as individual, and very unique, writers.

10 of My Favorite Writing Craft Sites

Learning from others is valuable in helping us glean tips and fit together the puzzle pieces that will form our own writing processes. Today, I’d like to share with you ten of the sites that inspire, educate, and help me refine my process—plus, they’re run by a bunch of super awesome folks! 1. Jody Hedlund: Her spot-on insights into the publishing and marketing processes never fail to offer me something to chew on. Welcome - Ommwriter. 15 Digital Storytelling Tools. English words with disputed usage. Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

English words with disputed usage

List of English words with disputed usage Some English words are often used in ways that are contentious between writers on usage and prescriptive commentators. The contentious usages are especially common in spoken English. While in some circles the usages below may make the speaker sound uneducated or illiterate, in other circles the more standard or more traditional usage may make the speaker sound stilted or pretentious. Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writing. As you know I in the habit of publishing “writing rules” from various well-known writers as I stumble over them on the web.

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writing

They won’t write your books for you, but they are food for thought. For what it’s worth here are Stephen King’s. They are more discursive that some, but contain some pearls. Happy writing! 1. Plot and Structure. Freelance Writing: 10 Ways to Satisfy Editors & Land More Assignments. How to Write a Manuscript - 5 Tips You Need to Know. Getting started on any writing project is always the toughest.

How to Write a Manuscript - 5 Tips You Need to Know

For years I talked about turning an idea I had from college into a novel so amazing that Oprah would beg to have me on—probably twice! I had notes for the novel in my head and, once in a blue moon, I’d actually sit down to try to write the damn thing. Top 10 Novelguides. ADRIFT: Create your own Interactive Fiction. What is Interactive Fiction?

ADRIFT: Create your own Interactive Fiction

Interactive Fiction (formerly referred to as Text Adventures) are a cross between reading a book and playing a game, where you control the main character. Rather than reading the story from start to finish, you interact with everything by typing commands at a prompt, discovering things as you go along. Well written games give you, the player, the impression that anything you type is understood by giving a sensible and meaningful response.

Indeed, part of the fun of playing interactive fiction games is discovering responses to things you didn't expect to have been catered for. Most interactive fiction follows the same basic rules - these include walking from location to location using compass directions (north, east, south-west etc). Calmly Writer: The Ultimate Distraction-Free Writing Tool. Hiveword - Novel Planning. LitLift - FREE novel application. Text Compactor: Free Online Automatic Text Summarization Tool. — Interactive Writing and Grammar. Free Online Diary and Personal Journal.

Cure writer's block with writing prompts, exercises, generators & gizmos. Teaching KIds to Write with Vivid Vocabulary. “Descriptive writing is an art form.

Teaching KIds to Write with Vivid Vocabulary

It’s painting a word picture so that the reader ‘sees’ exactly what you are describing.” ~Brenda Covert This post contains affiliate links. Read our full disclosure policy. Inklewriter. Write or Die 2. Story Generator. 750 Words - Write every day. Learning Markdown: Write For The Web, Faster. Table Of Contents.

Learning Markdown: Write For The Web, Faster

An Unofficial Guide to Goodreads for Readers and Writers. Sortable: This customizes an order in your bookshelf.

An Unofficial Guide to Goodreads for Readers and Writers

This can be useful for your favorites shelf (organized it from most-beloved to least), a ‘tearjerker’ shelf (from ‘drowning’ to ‘drizzle’) or whatever you come up with. First select the sortable option and then return to that book shelves page. You will notice new white boxes to the left of your book covers. These adjustable numbers are your new display order. Writing Markets. Ⓐ Copy & Paste Special Characters Here. 10 Great Tools for Creating eBooks. July 10, 2013 by Ronda Bowen Today, eBooks are popular tools for content marketers who want to get their message across to a wider audience. Not only can offering a free eBook be helpful for building a mailing list of prospective customers and clients, but a well-crafted eBook can also demonstrate that you have the knowledge, resources, and skills your customer needs.

There are a number of tools available to help individuals design professional-looking eBooks. We even have a guide here on Rock the Deadline with tips for creating an eBook in Microsoft Word. FreeWriter - Free Writing Software. OmPad: Free, beautiful, minimal and inspirational writing web app. Welcome to OmPad! Free minimal writing app that helps you focus and concentrate on writing great content.

Format your text with headings, bold, italic, links, images, lists, code and quotes. Customization: Change the theme, size, font and width by hovering over the OmPad logo (bottom left)Formatting: Select the text and a floating toolbar will show up.Images: Type in a URL, select it and click the image buttonHTML: Click the bottom right word-count You can start editing this text you are reading right now, go ahead, click here and start typing!

Creative Mind Mapping for Novelists. Brainstorming ideas seems to be one of the hardest stages in the writing process for many novelists. As I discussed in a previous post, this storm of ideas that flash and thunder in our brains often appears unruly and difficult to harness. National Novel Writing Month. Conferences, competitions, and NaNoWriMo. Printing Press. The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color.

Documentation for the Printing Press includes instructions for using the tool. Customized versions of the tool, which include additional instructions and more focused choices, are included with some lessons. Contest. EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles. MacDown: The open source Markdown editor for OS X. Top of Tree - Tree, outliner for Mac OS X. Horizontally expanding outliner. Tree view. How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method. WRITING TOOLS. Character Pyramid Tool (PDF) Dadikus at The Prose.