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 Understanding Android Themes and Styles « Brain Flush I don’t know how many hours I’ve spent struggling with Android’s theme engine, trying to figure out — mostly by trial and error — how styles are applied and how to properly define them (let’s be honest: the documentation on styles in Android is a bit lacking). I thought it may be worth sharing what I’ve found out so far, in order to save my fellow Android developers from baldness due to ripped out hair (I sure lost some). This is a work in progress (so is Android), and some information may be inaccurate. If you find anything that you think is wrong or unclear, please let me know by dropping a line in the comments section. What are Android styles? A style in Android is a collection of attribute/value pairs applied to a view, an Activity or the entire application (which means, all Activities in your application). How do I define custom styles? Let’s look into a simple theme definition (stored in res/values/styles.xml): There are two important things to understand here. we write Colors
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 How Google Map Works Download source files - 19.6 KB Introduction This is my analysis about how Google map works, and specially how the tiles are encoded. Google map uses pre-rendered tiles that can be obtained with a simple URL. Map Tile Encoding Google map uses two different algorithms to encode the location of the tiles. For Google map, the URL of a tile looks like Algorithm to Find a Tile from a Latitude, a Longitude and a Zoom Factor latitude=90-latitude; longitude=180+longitude; double latTileSize=180/(pow(2,(17-zoom))); double longTileSize=360/(pow(2,(17-zoom))); int tilex=(int)(longitude/longTileSize); int tiley=(int)(latitude/latTileSize); In fact this algorithm is theoretical as the covered zone doesn't match the whole globe. Servers Google uses four servers to balance the load. Tile Size Each tile is a 256x256 PNG picture. For Satellite Images, the Encoding is a Bit Different The URL looks like To see the whole globe, just use 't=t'. Servers Tile Size History
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?
Make Me Droid - Création gratuite d'applications Android/IPhone en ligne. 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:
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