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703 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Software  Tags: openoffice open source word processing spreadsheets presentations graphics databases 
openoffice.org — Why Apache OpenOffice Why should I use Apache OpenOffice?   Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. Great software Apache OpenOffice is the result of over twenty years' software engineering. Designed from the start as a single piece of software, it has a consistency other products cannot match. A completely open development process means that anyone can report bugs, request new features, or enhance the software. The result: Apache OpenOffice does everything you want your office software to do, the way you want it to. Easy to use Apache OpenOffice is easy to learn, and if you're already using another office software package, you'll take to OpenOffice straight away. Our world-wide native-language community means that OpenOffice is probably available and supported in your own language. And if you already have files from another office package - OpenOffice will probably read them with no difficulty. and it's free Best of all, Apache OpenOffice can be downloaded and used entirely free of any license fees. Like all Apache Software Foundation software, Apache OpenOffice is free to use. Apache OpenOffice is released under the Apache 2.0 License. This means you may use it for any purpose - domestic, commercial, educational, public administration. You may install it on as many computers as you like. You may make copies and give them away to family, friends, students, employees - anyone you like.
socialpolitan.org — Liquid Story Binder is a uniquely designed word processor for professional and aspiring authors, poets, and novelists. Writing software for those who require the editing ability of a commercial text editor as well as a document tracking system. It is for those who want the freedom to create and revise but are tired of losing track of their work.   DossiersCreate Dossiers for major characters and settings.TimelinesPlot your novel by organizing cards along colored timelines.StoryboardsCombine images and text to create a visual reference board.JournalsCreate a writing journal, or even fictional journals for each one of your characters.OutlinesCreate a collapsible tree of plot ideas.MindmapsLink ideas together using lines and text.Image GalleriesOrganize your reference images into galleries.ChecklistsA list of titles and captions with checkmarks.ContrastsA two-columned list for direct comparisons.BuildersOrganize complex scenes using titles, descriptions, and color indexing.Position MemoryLiquid Story Binder XE remembers just where you left off.Manuscript BuildingCombine multiple chapters into a single manuscript automatically.PrintingPreserve your font and paragraph editing with Format Printing.WorkspacesPreserve your favorite window layouts for quick access.Project GoalsWords per day, words left to write, days remaining, multi-document word counts.Color SchemesCreate the perfect writing environment with your favorite window colors.RecordingsRecord yourself reading your own novel. Test for pacing and time.File ListingsOrganize all your files into easy-access file trees.BackupsEvery Chapter has its own backup repository. Never lose a single word with automatic version and session backups. Compress your whole archive into a single ZIP file.ShortcutsQuickly access your favorite external software and documents.StatisticsTimes, Word Counts, Goals, Sessions, Versions, Days.ReaderRead over your work in a easy to view columned window, free of editing distractions.Music PlaylistsAdd your MP3s and sort them into playlists. Set the mood for writing.External EditingOpen your work outside of Liquid Story Binder.     30 Day Free Trial Without Any Feature Limitations Download Liquid Story Binder XE and test out it features before buying. The download includes the entire XE package without limitations. If you love what you see, return to our website a buy a special licensing code that will allow you to use Liquid Story Binder indefinitely. After that, all future upgrades and updates are absolutely free!     Liquid Story Binder   SOFTWARE FOR WRITERS, SOFTWARE FOR AUTHORS, SOFTWARE FOR NOVELISTS, SOFTWARE FOR POETSA WORD PROCESSOR FOR WRITERS, A WORD PROCESSOR FOR NOVELISTS, A WORD PROCESSOR FOR POETS, CREATIVE WRITING SOFTWARE, A TEXT EDITOR FOR WRITERS, WRITING, WORD PROCESSING, STORYBOARDS, MANUSCRIPTS, MANUSCRIPT PRINTING, PLOT OUTLINES, CHAPTER OUTLINES, REFERENCE NOTES, TEMPLATES, CREATIVE WRITING, DOCUMENT CLEANING, TEXT CLEANING
socialpolitan.org — Write from a Spark!   WriteSparks!™ is every writer's newest best friend! If you need some creative sparks to start or end your day, WriteSparks!™ is the perfect software for the writer in you!   WriteSparks!™ is not an e-book. It is not a writing course either.   WriteSparks!™ is a writer's software you can run from your computer whenever you need to...   jumpstart your writing break out of a block get rid of boredom write away your frustrations write for the sheer joy of writing   WriteSparks!™ can generate over 10 million story sparks to keep you writing for years... and all at a click of a button. Getting ideas for your stories has never been this easy!   100+ quick plots for you to twist 100+ poetic lines to flex your poetic muscles 150+ quick prompts that are perfect for warm-up writing 250+ tabloid headlines to get you to write your own tabloid stories 250+ first lines to jumpstart the stories inside you 800+ cliches to base your stories on 8,000+ random metaphors and powerful images for your stories 12,000 quick characters sparks -- put two people together and write their story 70,000+ random proverbs...with a twist! These are not your ordinary proverbs 300,000+ what if? story combinations 400,000+ random word combinations for flash fiction 500,000+ random paragraphs to spark off your imagination 1,000,000+ random personifications to begin your poem or story 3,000,000+ poetry-to-go verses combinations for you to build or base your poems and stories 5,000,000+ character profiles to flesh out and use in your stories   Generating ideas for your next story has never been this easy! WriteSparks!™ will generate over 10 million story sparkers for you! Take this software for a free test drive today.     There are 3 versions of WriteSparks!™ http://socialpolitan.org/y/writesparks
935 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Software  Tags: let storycraft story creation writing software 
socialpolitan.org —  Let StoryCraft Story-Creation Software (Windows or Mac) turn you into a master story-teller, taking all the story ideas dancing  in your head and transforming them into fully-developed short stories, novels, and screenplay.   Here's What StoryCraft Does For You: BANISHES WRITER'S BLOCK BY SIMPLIFYING THE ACTUAL WRITING PROCESS ~ StoryCraft not only guides you through the entire process of creating and developing your stories, but also offers quick access to your word processor for each stage of your story so that you can quickly record your ideas — no interruptions, no delays, no excuses. PERFECTS YOUR STORY'S PREMISE ~ Using StoryCraft, your basic story idea easily becomes a concise Story Concept that will form the solid foundation on which you'll build your story. ESTABLISHES THE IDEAL CATEGORY FOR YOUR STORY ~ Once you have your Story Concept, StoryCraft leads you almost effortlessly towards the decision of which Story Category (action, character, or epic) to use to develop precisely the kind of story you most need and want to write. MATCHES YOUR STORY WITH A TIME-PROVEN PATTERN SO YOUR STORY'S OUTLINE SITS CLEARLY IN YOUR MIND'S EYE ~ StoryCraft identifies 18 basic patterns, or Types, of stories that all the great myths and literary classics fall under, and results in a clear sense of the outline of your story — based upon your particular choice of Story Type — throughout the entire writing process. BUILDS COMPELLING CHARACTERS AND WORLDS ~ StoryCraft guides you through the creation of your story's main characters and their helpers as well as the worlds that they populate, prompting you to describe the precise elements necessary for main characters of stories of your Concept, Category, and Type. OFFERS INSTANTANEOUS ADVICE ON YOUR STORY ~ StoryCraft offers built-in help instructions, accessible from every screen, that instantly describe the desired task. LETS YOU BRAINSTORM FREELY AT EVERY MOMENT ~ StoryCraft allows you to brainstorm and develop unique plot twists at each Story Creation Step. GIVES YOU INSTANT NAVIGATION TO ANY ISSUE RELATING TO ANY PART OF YOUR STORY AT ANY POINT ~ StoryCraft allows you to work on understanding and resolving any part of the story, wherever and whenever you have a thought, an idea, or a difficulty. (Vist the StoryCraft Story-Creation Software website.) http://socialpolitan.org/y/storycraft GIVES YOU TOTAL WRITING FREEDOM ~ At every stage of your story, and at every moment of inspiration, StoryCraft writer's software allows you quickly and easily to put your writing ideas into your favorite word-processing program (MS Word, Word Perfect, etc.). RESULTS IN COMPLETE STRUCTURED NOVELS AND SCREENPLAYS ~ What you write with the assistance of StoryCraft develops naturally into a complete, logically arranged novel or screenplay, easily imported, for instance, into your favorite formatting program (Final Draft, Hollywood Screenplay, etc.). SIMPLIFIES THE REVISION PROCESS ~ StoryCraft helps turn the two tasks of writing and revision into a seamlessly integrated process by placing the information needed for revision within each step of the writing process, from beginning to end. CONVERTS INCOMPLETE WORK INTO FINISHED STORIES ~ StoryCraft allows you to work with any outside text, so that you can easily revise and finish stories that you had previously been working on, transforming almost magically old notes, story ideas, and undeveloped stories into near-perfectly developed stories, ready to publish. MAKES THE CRAFT OF WRITING EASY TO LEARN AND EASY TO PERFECT ~ StoryCraft has been carefully designed and refined so that even the most novice of writers can understand clearly and quickly every task (and yet also even the most advanced of writers find its approach sophisticated, reliable, and practical). TEACHES THE WORLD'S #1 WRITING METHOD AND PHILOSOPHY AS YOU WRITE ~ StoryCraft is more than just a writing tool; it is also a sophisticated complete course in writing that utilizes the Jarvis Method, the system of fiction writing that's the accepted standard among university writing programs around the world. REVEALS HISTORY'S GREATEST WRITING SECRETS ~ StoryCraft understands intuitively how you write because its system is based on the way classic literature and great myths have been written since the dawn of civilization.
spacejock.com — What is yWriter?   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!   Feature list: Organise your novel using a project. Add chapters to the project. Add scenes, characters, items and locations. Display the word count for every file in the project, along with a total. Saves a log file every day, showing words per file and the total. (Tracks your progress) Saves automatic backups at user-specified intervals. Allows multiple scenes within chapters Viewpoint character, goal, conflict and outcome fields for each scene. Multiple characters per scene. Storyboard view, a visual layout of your work. Re-order scenes within chapters. Drag and drop of chapters, scenes, characters, items and locations. Automatic chapter renumbering.
987 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Software  Tags: trelby gpl free screenwriting software 
trelby.org — A free, multiplatform, feature-rich screenwriting program! Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple. It is infinitely configurable. Trelby is free software, that you can contribute to. Features Screenplay editor: Enforces correct script format and pagination, auto-completion, and spell checking. Multiplatform : Behaves identically on all platforms, generating the exact same output. Choice of view: Multiple views, including draft view, WYSIWYG mode, and fullscreen to suit your writing style. Name database: Character name database containing over 200,000 names from various countries. Reporting: Scene/location/character/dialogue reports. Compare: Ability to compare scripts, so you know what changed between versions. Import: Screenplay formatted text, Final Draft XML (.fdx), Celtx (.celtx), Fountain (.fountain), Adobe Story (.astx) and Fade In Pro (.fadein). Export: PDF, formatted text, HTML, RTF, Final Draft XML (.fdx) and Fountain (.fountain). PDF: Built-in, highly configurable PDF generator. Supports embedding your chosen font. Also supports generating PDFs with custom watermarks, to help track shared files. Free software: Licensed under the GPL, Trelby welcomes developers and screenwriters to contribute in making it more useful. Excited? Take the screenshot tour, or download it and give it a test. It’s free! Like what you hear, and want to help? Get involved! Find us on twitter as @TrelbyOrg, on Google+, and on Facebook.
1857 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Software Editing Writing  Tags: phrases clichés cliché counter phrases counter software 
smart-edit.com — SmartEdit is an automated tool that scans your finished novel or your work in progress and highlights areas that might need closer attention. It runs six individual checks, such as highlighting words or phrases marked by you for monitoring, counting the different dialog tags you have used, counting and highlighting adverbs, and searching out over-used phrases, words and clichés. Download Now >>   It's not a word processor - its sole purpose is to assist you when you edit your work, much like a grammar or spell checker.     The example used in the above screenshot is The Wizard of Oz, available to download for free from The Gutenberg Library.   What exactly does SmartEdit do?   1. Highlights every instance of a word or phrase you have previously told it to monitor   Examples might be form which is often incorrectly typed in place of from, and is never flagged as misspelled by a spell checker, or loose and lose, two more words than often slip through when writing and editing.   All instances of these words or phrases are presented to you in a list for examination, along with a short extract of the sentence for context. This sentence extract is usually sufficient to allow you to decide if there is an error that needs correcting. Double clicking will bring you to the instance in the SmartEdit window.   Monitored words can be added or removed at any time by opening the Lists Dialog from the toolbar. Remember that monitored words are definable by you, and should reflect your own writing style and the common mistakes you yourself make. If you are a poor speller and a fast typist, you might decide to use it to highlight those words you most commonly misspell; if you are prone to confusing two characters' names, you might benefit from adding both names to the Monitored Words list.   2. Dialog Tag Counter   The Dialog Tag Counter counts each instance of a particular tag you use in your dialog. Its purpose is to flag over use of unusual tags. Most published novels that have been run through SmartEdit show a rate of use for said to be about three times as high as any other tag, and in some cases even more.     Only you can decide whether the tags you are using are suitable or a little too colourful, or whether you are using one tag too often, but unusual tags is something you might want to look at, and SmartEdit highlights them for you. As with Monitored Words, they are fully customisable.   3. Cliché Counter, Over-used Phrase and Word Frequency Counter   The Cliché Counter, as the name suggest, scans your work for clichés and tells you how many of each it finds. The cliché list is not comprehensive and on occaision throws up false positives, but the numbers of clichés found is usually quite low. If it's not, you might want to look into the reasons why - maybe you are working on a novel about a man who speaks only in clichés!     The Phrase and Word Counters pull off lists of phrases and words that appear again and again in your writing. The purpose of this check is to highlight those phrases and words that you might be using too often. A recent popular novel from a New York Times best selling author (which I am not going to name), had over one hundred and fifty instances of the phrase on the other hand. The book itself drove me almost crazy while reading it and it wasn't until running it through SmartEdit that I began to realise why.     The Phrase and Word Counters are fully configurable. As well as being able to edit the list of words and phrases that are not included when scanning, you can specify what constitutes a repeat. For example: a phrase that occurs more than four times and contains more than three words.   4. Adverb Counter   The Adverb Counter occupies the bottom of the window alongside the Monitored Word list, and is a useful method of identifying adverbs that are used too frequently, or that probably shouldn't be used at all. The list is sorted alphabetically, so you can see immediately if you are using specific adverbs too much or in the wrong places. The list is customisable, and includes most '-ly' adverbs.   5. File Types and Other Stuff   SmartEdit opens and saves RTF files. Every word processor on the planet (including MS Word) has an option to save your work as an RTF file. SmartEdit will not open a DOC or DOCX file. To work with DOC or DOCX files, you must either copy and paste into the SmartEdit window, or save your file first as an RTF document. The app works with text only, so if you open an existing RTF file that contains unusual formatting such as footnotes or tables, you can expect that extra formatting to be thrashed on saving. Consider yourself warned! If you're planning to edit within SmartEdit, it's always best to use a copy of your working file rather than the one and only.   The results of a scan can be saved to an external file and referenced later when you are editing your work in MS Word or some other writing software. SmartEdit itself is not a word processor, but it does allow you to save the contents of the main editor as an RTF file.   SmartEdit is free (for now). Why is it free? It's an offshoot of PageFour, which contains some of its functionality. It may be expanded on in the future to include more automated editing functions, at which point I might decide to charge for it. For now, it's free, can be installed on your PC or on a thumb drive, and contains no licensing or phone home functionality.   Download Now - Windows 7, Vista, XP © 2011-2012 Bad Wolf Software
celtx.com — #1 choice for media pre-production. Celtx is the world's first all-in-one media pre-production system. It replaces 'paper & binder' pre-production with a digital approach that's more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share.   Free screenwriting software storyboard schedule.   Multi-Media Friendly Celtx helps you produce all types of media — film, video, documentary, theatre, novels, machinima, comics, advertising, video games, music video, radio, podcasts, and however else you choose to tell your story. All In One You can use Celtx for the entire production process — write scripts, storyboard scenes and sequences, sketch setups, develop characters, breakdown & tag elements, schedule productions, and prepare and circulate informative reports for cast and crew. Fully Integrated Celtx is designed to help your entire production team work together on a single, easy to share project file — eliminating the confusion of multiple project files, and the need for 'paper and binder'. The Complete Media Pre-Production System Celtx on your desktop delivers the most fluid writing experience — you can always keep your fingers moving as fast as your thoughts and your creative flow is never interrupted. Celtx Studios makes it simple to share projects, manage workflow, and securely store your work. And Celtx Script for the iPhone/iPad lets you write on the move, and sync scripts with your desktop and your Studio. Non-Linear Project Development Celtx puts a choice of fully integrated development tools right at your fingertips, giving you total flexibility to determine how your story takes shape. World Community of Media Creators More than 1,000,000 media creators in 170 countries create with Celtx in 30 different languages. Celtx is used by independent filmmakers and studio professionals, and by students in over 1,800 universities and film schools — many that have adopted Celtx for teaching and class work submission.
2116 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Editing Software Shopping  Tags: manuscript editing software autocrit manuscript editing software 
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