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Free Software for Writers

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. For writers who are easily distracted or crave a simple, effective word processor with no frills, Q10 is extremely simple to use. yWriter yWriter is a word processor alternative that allows users to organize their projects in a completely new way. Celtx OpenOffice OpenOffice is an open source alternative to Microsoft Office. Sonar

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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!

BBC Academy - Fast Train North: storylining and creating characters This is a report from Fast Train North, the free training event for freelancers from the BBC Academy and Creative Skillset. It took place on 20 November at MediaCityUK in Salford, where more than 300 people attended 278 training sessions, masterclasses and one-to-ones with high profile industry figures and experts. For more on the day, see its Flickr page and the BBC College of Production website. The idea of having full control over the destinies of the characters on Coronation Street, EastEnders and the rest is may a soap fan's dream. But what is life really like for the people who create the storylines for some of the UK’s biggest soaps, and what does it take to get and keep such a coveted role? One person with answers is Kate Oates, a professional storyliner who hosted an ITV-produced Masterclass at Fast Train North.

The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers It’s an interesting relationship that book lovers have with the Internet: most would rather read a physical book than something on an iPad or Kindle, and even though an Amazon purchase is just two or three clicks away, dedicated readers would rather take a trip to their local indie bookstore. Yet the literary world occupies a decent-sized space on the web. Readers, writers, publishers, editors, and everybody in between are tweeting, Tumbling, blogging, and probably even Vine-ing about their favorite books. 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!

English Language and ESL Resources Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.I Understand Home > Language Resources English Language Resources English language resources for English learners and teachers to help you study, learn and teach English including text analysis, language tips, exam tips and help with study skills. Storehouse Storytelling App Gets Embeds And Improved Community Building Tools Storehouse, an app for iPad that functions as a story creation tool with images, video and text, is getting a nice update today. The update brings the ability to embed stories in blogs and on the web, as well as comments and an easy way to find Storehouse users on Twitter and Facebook. I spoke to co-founder Mark Kawano about the new release and some of the rationale for introducing embeds as the first big new feature — and why it took so long to add any social elements. The embeds, which work like the below, are gorgeous. Kawano says that they spent a lot of time thinking about how to present stories in an enticing way, while still honoring flexible layouts. If, for instance, you embed it in a Tumblr post with a narrow column, only the ‘cover’ of a story will display.

Ten Obvious Truths About Fiction The following essay was previewed in the class that Stephen Graham Jones taught for LitReactor, Your Life Story Is Five Pages Long. 1. The reader should never have to work to figure out the basics of your story. 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. 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

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