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Seventh Sanctum

Seventh Sanctum

Chaotic Shiny - RPG-Related Generators » Dark Room Dark Room is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment. Unlike standard word processors that focus on features, Dark Room is just about you and your text. Basically, Dark Room is a clone of the original WriteRoom that is an OS X (tiger) exclusive application. It is a child of necessity, as there were no viable alternatives in Windows to produce the same behavior. Sure, you can kind of emulate the behavior by jumping through a bunch of hoops in Word/Writer, but it isn’t the same. Also, you can do something similar in emacs, but who wants to learn a bunch of obscure keyboard shortcuts? The goal of the project is to capture the essence of WriteRoom, while keeping it simple and just as free. Windows XP / 2000 / 2003 .NET Framework 2.0 File Menu Clear Document: Ctrl+N Open Document: Ctrl+O Save Document: Ctrl+S Quit: Ctrl+Q Edit Menu Undo: Ctrl+Z Redo: Ctrl+Y Cut: Ctrl+X Copy: Ctrl+C Paste: Ctrl+V Select All: Ctrl+A Find: Ctrl+F Find Next: F3 Preferences: Ctrl+, View Menu Statistics: Ctrl+/

StarGen - Solar System Generator Introduction StarGen is the latest version of a series of programs I've worked on off and on over the last thirty years, though none of my code in the current incarnation is more than half that age. It's a program for creating moderately believable planetary systems around stars other than our own. The most recent version runs on Macintosh and Unix machines and produces HTML files as output. The image above is a thumbnail of the sort of thing it produces. StarGen owes a lot to many different precursors written by several authors over the years. Based on these papers Dole and <the Rand employee whose name I've forgotten> created a program called ACRETE, which was originally coded in FORTRAN. There have been several different versions of starform, with bits and pieces added and modified by others over the years. My own work on Solar System generators started in 1970, when I encountered Asimov's popularization of Dole's book, "Planets for Man". Features HTML Output Accreting Gas foo { }

Chaotic Shiny - RPG-Related Generators Fantasy Name Generator By Samuel Stoddard - Version 1.5 One of the perks of creating fantasy stories -- whether by writing a story or game or by role-playing -- is you get to make up the names. Some people relish the task while others are frustrated by it. In addition, this tool can be fairly amusing to use even if you don't have any name creating to do. You can use the fantasy name generator below.

Writing Exercises Meredith Sue Willis Author and Teacher More Free Writing Exercises below and here : Exercises 1- 20 Exercises 21- 40 Exercises 41 - 60 Exercises 61-80 Exercises 81-100 Exercises 101 - 120 Exercises 121 - 140 Exercises 141 - 160 Exercises 161 - 180 Exercises 181 - 200 Exercises 201 - 240 Exercises 241 - 260 Point-of-View Characters Whose Gender Is Not Yours We had a discussion in my Advanced Novel Writing Class at NYU about the difficulty of capturing a character who is of a different gender from yourself. Writing about people unlike yourself– by race, ethnic group, age, and certainly gender or sexual preference– is always a big challenge, but also of great interest to a creative writer. One class member spoke of an excellent contemporary novel written by a woman and narrated by a man. Exercise #261 All around me as I write this exercise there is great devastation from the natural—possibly human enhanced—disaster, Hurricane Sandy. Exercise #262 Exercise #263 Exercise #264 Exercise #265 Exercise #266 Exercise #267 . .

Liquid Story Binder by Black Obelisk Software - Software for Aut 750 Words