Tag Archive | "software"


Writing Software – LSBxe and Momentum Writer

Monday, June 8, 2009

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Writing Software – LSBxe and Momentum Writer

Today I have some news from the software for writer’s front. This includes an upgrade to my writing program of choice, Liquid Story Binder, and a new freeware program designed to provide a completely distraction-free environment for stream-of-conciousness type writing, called Momentum Writer.

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Review : GenoPro

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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Review : GenoPro

Previously, I wrote a post about using a free Family Tree maker called Family Tree Builder for creating fictional family trees for your characters. I have now taken the gen file export from Family Tree Builder into a free trial copy of GenoPro to show you what is possible within this program.

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Review : Family Tree Builder

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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Review : Family Tree Builder

Many writers need to develop a family tree for their characters. A rough sketch on paper or flowchart software will sometimes do the trick, but where the ages and dates are important, or there is a complexity in the character relationships, writers sometimes need to resort to something a little more process-orientated. With MyHeritage’s Family [...]

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Review : Visual Typewriter

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Review : Visual Typewriter

As a person who has made their living on computers, I’ve never quite understood the need of some writers to work on typewriters, or to reproduce the typewriting effect on a computer screen. For those who do have this requirement, I previously looked at software which would give you typewriter sound effects on typing on [...]

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Companion Writing Applications [Escaped]

Friday, January 30, 2009

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Companion Writing Applications [Escaped]

Escaped From The Ultimate Guide for Writers (free to download from this site), I am publishing the Companion Applications Section. This will guide you to some tools which work in unison with Microsoft Word and other applications, and are incredibly handy for writers.

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Writing Productivity Tools, On Air

Sunday, November 16, 2008

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Writing Productivity Tools, On Air

While researching into some of the latest Adobe Air Applications available, I came across the following apps helpful in making my own writing more productive, most of which happen to be free. I’ve set up some example screenshots for you, to show you my two favourites, with lists and details on 14 more.

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Write or Die!

Friday, November 14, 2008

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Write or Die!

Seen this? Write or Die! is a web-based application – the first from Dr Wicked’s Writing labs. It is based on his concept that we all, as writer’s are easily distracted by things like – oh, everything really, from writing. With Write or Die!, you get tangible consequences with procrastination. Insert a wordcount, and time [...]

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Motivating Myself (Free Software)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Motivating Myself (Free Software)

To remain motivated as a writer, I also often find myself turning down the Organisation and Self-Motivation path. I LIKE organisation, as a general theory. Some of my favourite bloggers and ebooks out there deal with the whole productivity thing. As a fultime worker, I was very organised – it was one of my seats [...]

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Free MindMapping Software

Monday, October 20, 2008

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ConceptDraw MindMap 5 is currently available free. Here are the details - (Note: I am a fan and user of the comprehensive Mindjet MindManager, so can’t give you a run-down of the features of ConceptDraw, but for those of you looking for a free mindmap creation application, I would suggest you may find this one [...]

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20 Minutes Freeform, and the Things You Suddenly Realise

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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For several months now I’ve been using Liquid Story Binder, by Black Obelisk Software, to write and keep research content within. All my ideas and research notes are kept in this piece of software also. In fact, LSB is the program which holds my very first novel within it – written in April of this [...]

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