102 Resources for Fiction Writing « Here to Create UPDATE 1/10: Dead links removed, new links added, as well as Revision and Tools and Software sections. Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration. Also, I recommend some resources for Revision and some online Tools and Software. Too many links? 10 Days of Character Building Name Generators Name Playground The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test Priming the idea pump (A character checklist shamlessly lifted from acting) How to Create a Character Seven Common Character Types Handling a Cast of Thousands – Part I: Getting to Know Your Characters It’s Not What They Say . . . Establishing the Right Point of View: How to Avoid “Stepping Out of Character” How to Start Writing in the Third Person Web Resources for Developing Characters Speaking of Dialogue
Logiciels pour écrire un roman Plusieurs mois, j’ai cherché et essayé différents logiciels et utilitaires pour aider à écrire , planifier et structurer un plan d’écriture de roman ainsi que son manuscrit. Bien sûr, le processeur Microsoft Word rempli cette tâche pour la rédaction, mais pour découper le texte, déplacer des blocs et stimuler une hiérarchie de sous-textes ou d’avoir une barre de navigation et d’exploration de texte,Word cafouille et ne se prête pas à ces rigueurs qu’un auteur a besoin pour écrire son roman ou nouvelle. Voilà, je vous présente le fruits de mes recherches et labeurs. Pour autant que certains puissent vous satisfaire, je serais bien content. Vidatech : J’écris un roman et Phraséo J’ai acheté Phraséo l’hiver dernier (une centaine de dollars). J’écris un roman : Phraséo SpaceJock Ywriter 5 C’est le pendant Phraséo GRATUIT. Keynote TreePad
Stepcase Lifehack Desktop to iPad Blogging Workflow with Scrivener, Elements, Dropbox, and Marked One of the keys to a good life hack isn’t just finding the right technology to do the job, but actually finding the right combination of technologies to get the job done. Many of you wonder how us writer folks keep our writing projects on track and in sync, regardless of the where or when we’re doing our writing (sometimes we wonder ourselves, actually). I’ll tell you sometimes it’s not easy, until you find—and set up—the right apps and services to make things all come together. This post is all about how to go from your desktop to iPad and back and keeping everything a couple clicks away from being ready to publish online. The first, and most essential, part of this whole system is Dropbox. Next thing is the file format. With the foundations in place (Dropbox and text files), let’s move onto the actual writing part. The next part for the writing on the go element is, actually, Elements. The last bit of magic is Brett Terpstra’s app Marked (sorry Mac only).
Kreatives Denken.com | Von Heike Thormann, Expertin für kreatives Schreiben, Denken und eine kreative Lebensgestaltung Schriftsteller-werden Software für Schriftsteller, Autoren und Drehbuchschreiber Auf dieser Seite habe ich für Sie einige [wpseo]Werkzeuge für Autoren[/wpseo] und Schriftsteller zusammengestellt. Fehlt Ihnen Ihr Lieblingswerkzeug? Dann hinterlassen Sie doch einen kurzen Kommentar. Ich sehe mir Ihren Tipp dann gern einmal an. Mac OS Scrivener zählt sicherlich zu den Klassikern der Programme für den Mac. Windows CeltX: Die Software eignet sich für alle Drehbuchschreiber oder Konzepter. Linux Insgesamt sieht das Angebot für Linux nicht besonders gut aus. YWriter kann über Mono gestartet werden.
Marked - smart tools for smart writers The Pen Is Mightier Than The Phone: A Case For Writing Things Out There’s all kinds of advice across the web about when to use which app for each small thing that needs doing. But the advocates for using paper to complete certain tasks are not so loud (you can’t hear them typing, among other things). Yet a Forrester Research survey of business professionals found that 87 percent of them supplement gadgets with paper productivity, and 47 percent thought their personal and company efficiency would improve with better note-taking. Paper, but more specifically handwriting, will likely always be with us, and that’s a good thing. So here’s a chance for advocates of the handwritten way to make their best pitch for the best uses of dead trees. Lightning-Strike Ideas Carrying a notebook with you at all times is cheap and easy. "We're more likely to find an electronic device, open our favorite word processor, and fiddle with a margin and font size before committing a single word to the page," Martin wrote in an email. Better To-Do Lists Dr. Get More Work Smart.
201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity Arouse your creativity Electric flesh-arrows … traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm. ~ Anais Nin Creativity is like sex. I know, I know. The people I speak of are writers. Below, I’ve exposed some of their secret tips, methods, and techniques. Now, lie back, relax and take pleasure in these 201 provocative ways to arouse your creativity. Great hacks from Merlin Mann of 43 Folders
Writing and RPG-Related Generators How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method Writing a novel is easy. Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. Frankly, there are a thousand different people out there who can tell you how to write a novel. In this article, I’d like to share with you what works for me. This page is the most popular one on my web site, and gets over a thousand page views per day, so you can guess that a lot of people find it useful. Good fiction doesn’t just happen, it is designed. For a number of years, I was a software architect designing large software projects. I claim that that’s how you design a novel — you start small, then build stuff up until it looks like a story. If you’re like most people, you spend a long time thinking about your novel before you ever start writing. But before you start writing, you need to get organized. Step 1) Take an hour and write a one-sentence summary of your novel. When you later write your book proposal, this sentence should appear very early in the proposal. Some hints on what makes a good sentence:
Literature and Latte - Scrivener “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. 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 Most word processors approach composing a long-form text the same as typing a letter or flyer—they expect you to start on page one and keep typing until you reach the end. Your research—always within reach Getting it out there * Requires KindleGen. Who Uses Scrivener? Need More?
StoryMill Writing a great novel doesn't just happen, it is designed. It is thought out. It takes a writer who has discipline, creativity and open-mindedness. Writing is a creative process and like all creative processes, sometimes it's hard to get started. But ask any writer, once you get into "the zone" you can write forever. Introducing StoryMill 4 Take your idea for mystery, romance, adventure, action or science fiction and turn it into that novel you know is within but just needs a little help getting out. Let's take a peek inside StoryMill is incredibly flexible – use it as your no-nonsense place to write and revise using its distraction-free full screen and powerful annotations, or as your complete database of every character, location and scene that makes up your novel. Have Timeline, will travel The Timeline View is all new. "Each time I delve deeper into StoryMill and take more full advantage of its abundant resources, the writing process just gets simpler and simpler."