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Daily Writing Tips What software do published authors use to write their books? - Quora 40 Twitter Hashtags for Writers by Simon Kewin If you use Twitter, you’re probably already familiar with the idea of hashtags. These are simply a way of categorizing particular tweets by including within them a keyword prefixed with the hash or “pound” (#) symbol. So, for example, tweets containing writing advice will often contain the “#writetip” tag. The point of this is to make it easier to find all tweets containing writing advice : you just search for “#writetip”.

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TADS - the Text Adventure Development System, an Interactive Fiction authoring tool Lorem Ipsum: Nifty new hypertext/Interactive Fiction authoring system I recently encountered a cool system called Undum for creating hypertext stories, semi-interactive text-based games, and Interactive Fiction. On the plus side, it looks gorgeous, it does nifty smooth fades and highlights, and at the end of a reading/play session, the reader/player has a transcript that reads like a story. On the minus side, it appears to require a certain amount of JavaScript coding (and some HTML and some CSS) if you want to write an Undum story, which may scare off less technical authors. One more minus: the bookmarking/save-game mechanism that comes built into it is kind of confusing and feels kind of clunky to me (as a reader/player). (And one really tiny nitpicky minus: their default link text color is very hard for a color-blind person to see. On the not-sure-if-it's-a-plus-or-a-minus side, after the reader clicks a link, the system tends to hide it or change it to be no longer a link.

Literature and Latte - Links for Writers Why have a separate section for “word processing software”? Why not just put it all under “writing software”? Word processing software is writing software by definition, of couse, and much of the software in the “writing software” section above might equally be categorised as word processors. Some users may use one of those applications right up to and including printing; many will use one of the dedicated writing applications in conjunction with a word processor, hammering out the first draft in one of the programs above and then exporting it to a word processor for final revisions and formatting. Nisus Writer (Pro) Nisus Writer has a great reputation that goes back long before OS X; I’ve heard many reports that the old version of Nisus on OS 9 was the best word processor ever. Mellel If you ignore the obviously omnipresent Word and Pages, I imagine that Nisus and Mellel are the two most popular word processors on the Mac. Bean Mariner Write

Electronic Literature Authoring Software 5 Interactive Fiction Authoring Tools | GetMeWriting EmailEmail If you want to get into writing Interactive Fiction (IF) it can be hard to know where to get started. So here is a list of five IF authoring tools so you can pick the approach that’s best for you. This is an update of a post I wrote way back in 2010. Because this is a long one, here are some quick links in case you came here for a specific tool:Twine Inform TADS Quest ADRIFT Twine (Mac, Windows, Linux) Summary Visual interfaceProduces HTML-based stories (that require javascript)Has limited support for basic programmingGood entry-level system Twine is the simplest way to create a text adventure, and therefore the easiest to use. The work is compiled in HTML format, and works on any browser that supports javascript (and has it turned on. The graphical interface makes it immediately obvious what is going on. Twine uses a graphical interface to show its simple text and links concept. If you want to “go deep” with Twine, you can add your own HTML and stylesheets. There is a caveat.

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