30+ Tools For The Amateur Writer NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is almost upon us. On November 1st, brave souls everywhere will embark on a month long endeavor to write a story of at least 50,000 words. We've gathered 30+ tools to help those folks who want to try their hand at it. Collaborative Writing Coventi.com - A site offering several different packages, with the cheapest being free for the personal user. Google Docs - Part of the Google suite of products, which enables you to invite others to work with you on a document. Glypho.com - Put down the basic idea of your story, get a plot and character suggestions. Novlet.com - Collaborative writing where you write just a couple of paragraphs at a time. Portrayl.com - A site that lets you write one chapter at a time, and when done, release it as a PDF. SynchroEdit.com - A browser-based editor that allows multiple users to edit the same document at the same. WideWORD.net - Create a secure document online and then pick who can look at it and participate. See also:
java - Putting JSON data into array for display on Android map Letter Count / Character Count When to Get Specific vs When to Summarize | Copywriting by Copy Hackers If you watched the vice presidential debate last week, you may remember our dearly beloved Moderator Martha grilling the candidates when they didn’t directly answer her questions. She tacked this important, revealing phrase onto the end of almost every primary question she asked: “Be specific.” Why’d she say that? Because when people have a question, they rarely want to hear a summarized or non-specific answer. When you asked your dad to borrow the car as a teenager, you wouldn’t have accepted a response like, “Borrowing cars is interesting.” When you ask a car salesman about gas mileage, you don’t stand for, “It gets pretty good mileage. When you ask your teenage daughter how the passenger door of your car got dinged, you don’t let her get away with, “Well, there was a shopping cart.” At a certain point, people want details. We want specifics. It’s as true for political debates as it is for the magical lands of sales, retail and ecommerce. But once you have a question, you need it answered.
android - How do I parse JSON from a Java HTTPResponse Writing Software We know some very experienced scriptwriters who bash out their scripts using Microsoft Word. But we highly recommend using scriptwriting software for your Frenzy script. (Trust us! It will save you time! Cost: FreeFormat: PC or Mac Celtx is a powerful, free piece of downloadable scriptwriting software that functions a lot like a stripped-down version of Final Draft. Some of our favorite Celtx features are: Cost: Its free! Trelby is a free, multiplatform, feature-rich screenwriting program, with a focus on being simple to use, and running fast on any computer. Multiple layouts: simple mode, fullscreen, WYSIWYG and dual-page.Import and export Final Draft files.A large names database organized by country.Built in PDF formatting and PDF generator, with the ability to embed text.Free and open source software.Currently available for Windows and Linux platforms. Cost: $45 (Discount for Frenziers available) Free trial version here.Format: Mac (beta version available for PC)
A Practical Marketers Guide to Writing for Conversion The practical marketer listens to her customers, to craft informed landing page copy that converts. (Image source) Lately, everyone has the same answer for every copywriting, business or marketing question: Go ask your visitors, customers and prospects. If you want to know what product to build so you have a successful startup, people like Dane Maxwell and Amy Hoy, in her 30×500 course, will tell you to pick up the phone and interview a prospect… or take your ideal customer for coffee and pick her brain… or send out a survey. If you wanna know what messages to put on your home page or landing page, I’ll tell you the same thing. If you want to write great copy, swipe it from your visitors, customers and prospects. Why, though? Great. …But now what? How do you actually ACT on that advice? How do you practically use customer feedback to create new messages? If the best messages come from customers, how do you actually – in practical ways – find those messages? Done! Do you see how easy that was?
yWriter5 - Free writing software designed by an author, not a salesman yWriter is a powerful writing program which is free to download and use. yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create. It will not write your novel for you, suggest plot ideas or perform creative tasks of any kind. yWriter was designed by an author, not a salesman! yWriter5 is free to download and use, but you're encouraged to register your copy if you find it useful. If you're just embarking on your first novel a program like yWriter may seem like overkill. I mean, all you have to do is type everything into a word processor! (Although yWriter was designed for novels, enterprising users have created their own translation files to customise the program to work with plays, non-fiction and even sermons.) I'm Simon Haynes, the designer and programmer. "Hands down the easiest and most versatile writing software I've tried and used"M. You'll find the yWriter facebook page here. Categories:
Scriffon: Write and publish on the Web Free Software for Writers Dozens of software applications are available and marketed to writers, yet many of these programs can be both expensive and difficult to use. While standard word processors serve the needs of many writers, some writers require more adaptable and agile solutions. For writers unwilling or unable to spend hundreds of dollars to invest in the multitude of purchasable programs, there is a plethora of free, user-friendly programs available for download. Q10 is a free, highly customizable, full screen word processor. This program includes live stats, word count, auto-correction, auto-save, timer alarm for timed writing sessions, and optional typewriter sound effects. yWriter yWriter is a word processor alternative that allows users to organize their projects in a completely new way. Celtx According to Celtx’s website, “Celtx is the world's first all-in-one media pre-production system.” OpenOffice OpenOffice is an open source alternative to Microsoft Office. Textblock Writer Sonar FreeMind Bubbl.us
Cliche Finder Have you been searching for just the right cliché to use? Are you searching for a cliché using the word "cat" or "day" but haven't been able to come up with one? Just enter any words in the form below, and this search engine will return any clichés which use that phrase... Over 3,300 clichés indexed! What exactly is a cliche? This is Morgan, creator of the Cliche Finder. Or, you might like my crazy passion project: Spanish for Nerds: Learning Spanish via Etymologies! Back to cliches... if you would like to see some other Web sites about clichés? © S. Special thanks to Damien LeriAnd to Mike Senter Morgan's Web page
10 apps for distraction-free, productive writing Using technology for more productive writing sessions If you are a writer or even just responsible for blogging on your company website, chances are that you use your computer. The downside to using a computer? Constant distractions. Some of the most useful tools the programs provide are the ability to keep track of how much you are writing. If you set a goal to get a certain amount of pages done in a week, the tools in these programs will help you get there by alerting you to how many pages you have done and how many you have left to go. 1. WriteApp boasts both a mobile app and a web app. 2. FocusWriter is a free tool for Windows, Mac, and Linux, that offers a writer a full-screen, distraction-free writing environment. FocusWriter supports customization in the form of background images, fonts, and other tools. 3. WriteMonkey is a free program for Windows users that is so distraction-free you can write an entire document without ever using your mouse. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.