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Author Topic: Cool Tools for Writers  (Read 616 times)
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« on: July 16, 2015, 03:52:22 am »

What it says on the tin:  a list of programs geared for making the writer's life a little easier, such as a means to turn your Word .docs into PDF documents with the click of a button. From the excellent Blood-Red Pencil writer's blog.

http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2014/11/cool-tools-for-writers.html

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 11:13:46 am »

also usefull for university papers....  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 11:52:36 am »

Oooh, thanks for that. I tend to write everything in Google Docs at the mo because it does all your conversions for you.... but these will be helpful Smiley
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 11:54:41 am »

a friend of mine introduced me to a program that keeps track of your characters and notes for you, I forgot what it was called, does anyone have an idea?
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Minions Local 305, at your thervice!


« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2015, 03:22:24 am »

Heck, I still use Edit Minion to trim excess passive voice, adjectives and adverbs...it's free.
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2015, 05:47:24 pm »

oops...mods, remove this one...Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2015, 08:13:34 am »

I use Scrivner (not cheep) for compiling, editing and formatting as it can keep seperate character files.
It's baffling and confusing at first but the more you use and understand it quarks, the better it gets.
On OSX i use "Pages" to compose and write so that It get saved to "The Cloud" and I can work on it from several devices.

Mind you I have
2 X cloud accounts,
4 X Thumb drives
3 X backup hard drives.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2015, 04:28:44 am »

I found this neat website that helps you find similar words or opposite words.

http://www.wordhippo.com/

Edit: also, a wiki of wikis. need to look up something but wikipedia is just too generic? It's probably here!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheWikiRule
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2015, 12:54:31 pm »

Thought you would appreciate this:-

http://www.newyorker.com/…/keyboard-shortcuts-for-novelists…
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2015, 01:00:09 pm »

Sorry the link went peculiar.
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2015, 01:57:36 pm »

Went there, and The New Yorker doesn't make it easy for one to find it. Is this it?

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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2015, 07:22:07 pm »

Yes!  Thank you so much, it made me laugh and I thought other writers would appreciate it.
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2015, 01:35:57 am »

He has some other good ones, which I've bookmarked for myself. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!
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