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Literature and Latte - Scrivener Writing Software

Literature and Latte - Scrivener Writing Software
“The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.” —Michael Marshall Smith Grow your ideas in style Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft. Your complete writing studio Writing a novel, research paper, script or any long-form text involves more than hammering away at the keys until you’re done. Write, structure, revise Scrivener puts everything you need for structuring, writing and editing long documents at your fingertips. With access to a powerful underlying text engine, you can add tables, bullet points, images and mark up your text with comments and footnotes. Create order from chaos Your research—always within reach Getting it out there Compile your draft into a single document for printing or exporting * Requires KindleGen. Need More?

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Science Writer Welcome to CAST Science Writer, the tool that supports students in writing lab and class reports. This tool is geared toward middle school and high school students. Check out the supports and help available in Science Writer described below. Never Stare At A Blank Page Again With Scrivener and iThoughts The Techie Scheky series offers tips and tactics for being more productive and creative through technology (especially with a Mac). While what I am about to say is not true for everyone, it is sure has hell true for me: A blank page is the most terrifying part of writing. I don’t care if you are writing in a notebook, a Word document or a text file; it is just intimidating to looking at a whole lot of nothing.

OWL If you are having trouble locating a specific resource, please visit the search page or the Site Map. The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Going Bi for Byword The Techie Scheky series offers tips and tactics for being more productive and creative through technology (especially with a Mac). I’m a big believer in finding the right tool for the right job. That rather than seeking out one mythical “swiss army knife” app, you are better off finding several apps and tools that string together in order to create a better, more personalized workflow. For those who have been following along with this series, you know that I’ve been using two apps on my Mac to handle most of my writing. I use nvALT for capturing ideas and for freeform writing and Scrivener for more structured work like this very post (although ironically I’ll be talking more about nvALT). To date, I’ve been able to serve all of my writing needs.

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The Productivityist Workbook The Productivityist Workbook is an e-book designed to teach you valuable strategies and explore tools that will allow you to attack your work and life with a more balanced, efficient, and effective approach. The Productivityist Workbook is ideal for those who are just starting to work on improving their productivity, but it presents ideas for the seasoned productivityist, as well. The Productivityist Workbook is accessible both in content and in price. I’ve been working in the realm of personal productivity for several years, having served as the Managing Editor of one of the top productivity sites on the web ( and written work for several premier technology and business publications, both online and off (The Next Web, SUCCESS Magazine, The Huffington Post). The workbook is priced at $5, is digitally shipped in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI (for Amazon Kindle) formats, and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.

Must Have Life-long Learning Tools and Strategies for Teachers A teacher is a life long learner, in fact, everyone should be a lifelong learner, but the difference between us ( teachers and educators ) and others is that we have no choice but to be life long learners. We can not stop learning for fear that we might be outrun by our students. Thanks to technology and digital literacy , there are now a variety of ways for us to improve and work on our learning plans. We can for instance use social media networks like Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest..ect to connect with other like minded teachers and learn from their experiences and share with them ours. This collaboration could even develop into advanced level by creating or joining Personal Learning Networks.

How A Lazy Person Writes In Markdown There are parts of me that want to tell you how busy I am. To explain how my hectic schedule forces me to think long and hard about how I write. To share how this struggle set me on a path to figure out how to format my writing as quickly as possible for this site. Vintage Hills Elementary School: Home A+ Click is a great math website designed for grades 1-12. You can sort the problems by grade level and topic. The problems are presented in a clean and easy to understand way, including graphics. Geeky Quick Tips I love visuals… they often help me see obvious things I’m missing. And whenever I’m working on a particularly meaty project, mind maps tend to be my tool of choice for expanding and structuring my ideas. Many of my writing projects start as mind maps in iThoughts HD and eventually work their way into Scrivener (using the OPML dance that David Sparks was kind enough to share with us). If I’m working on a freeform piece, I’ll often break my text up in Scrivener and then do a reverse dance to flesh my thoughts out back in iThoughts HD. Wasn’t this supposed to be about OmniFocus? Now, at this point you’re probably wondering what this has to do with OmniFocus… Fair question.

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with StudentsCult of Pedagogy Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript): Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:41 — 61.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | iTextEditors - iPhone and iPad text/code editors and writing tools compared Last updated Friday December 02, 2016 at 01:31pm CST (v186). 1a Easy Writer Standard features: iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, iTunes, Plain text, Email, Print, Open in…, Extra Keyboard row, Web Browser Special Features How to master a new subject — Quartz Upon entering the beating heart of a country’s government, one normally expects to find a swarm of self-important politicos at least claiming to know what’s going on. Dispatched for a month to Washington, DC from Quartz’s New York headquarters, your reporter hoped to find just that. It was not so. The levels of incoherence in US president Donald Trump’s White House have left even the most seasoned of Capitol Hill blusterers flummoxed.

Plain Text Primer: nvALT 101 I wanted to offer up a basic starting point for bloggers and web workers who use a Mac and are looking to get started with plain text (if you’re not sure why you might want to do this, start here). This will not be a comprehensive dive into the myriad apps you can use. It will be a focused and targeted approach for: