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  • sheribomb 11:02 pm on November 1, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: NaNoWriMo   

    NaNoWriMo usernames – let’s be buddies! 

    Who’s doing NaNoWriMo this year? I am! Let’s be NaNaWriMo buddies. My username is sheribomb. What’s yours?

    If you want to be buddies, please leave your NaNoWriMo username in the comments. (Feel free to include a link to your NaNoWriMo profile too!)

    UPDATE: We just decided to make a list of usernames for everyone who showed up tonight. Here’s the list! (Name, username)
    Patrick, thousandheads
    Sheridan, sheribomb
    Christian, xiann
    Irina, irinakatz [at] gmail [dot] com *
    Billy, billybook
    Heather, heather.borra [at] gmail [dot] com *
    Alaina, Serpentis
    Ashley, alm844

    • For email address usernames, replace [at] with @ and [dot] with .
    • If anyone wants to be removed from this list, just let me know!
  • xiann 1:42 am on March 15, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: NaNoWriMo, , software,   

    Review: Scrivener writing software 

    Today I tried to organize my unfinished NaNoWriMo novel into a writing program called Scrivener. I’ve heard that Scrivener is a great tool for keeping your writing project organized, and since my unfinished novel needs heavy editing (special thanks to all the Write Or Die word sprints) I thought I’d engage in a little productive procrastination and get my story sorted into chapters, scenes, and character and setting profiles.

    One cool thing about Scrivener is that it lets you start out with a template for various purposes, such as a novel, short story, screenplay, etc. I used the novel template, which gave me spaces to fill in my chapters, scenes (within chapters), format a title page, and set up notes on various characters and settings. Because I’m new to this “writing a whole novel” thing, I think it’s helpful because this fantasy novel involves some worldbuilding and I was starting forget the names of the people and places in my imaginary world.

    Since Scrivener is an experimental tool for me now, I’m encouraged that I don’t have to stick with it. The software seems to have plenty of ways to export the document to Microsoft Word, PDF, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML, and even ePub and Kindle. Another cool thing about it so far is that it seems to autosave for you while you work.

    There are some problems, too, mostly with cost and compatibility. Scrivener is only available for Mac. The new Windows and Linux versions are bleeding edge and still out in public beta. You can download them for free, but you might not want to trust your masterpiece manuscript to some free beta tool. Although the Mac version hasn’t asked me for money yet, it costs $45. If it’s as helpful as I’ve heard, it’s worth $45, but I’m not quite sold enough to get out my credit card yet.

    Anyway, I have been using Scrivener for novel writing for about an hour and a half. I think I will probably try this tool for Script Frenzy, especially since the built-in script format will relieve some of my worries about how to properly format my script. But if it suddenly stops working and holds my novel ransom for $45, I guess that’s the price I have to pay for experimenting.

  • sheribomb 3:32 am on March 8, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: hacks, NaNoWriMo, , ,   

    My Script Frenzy / NaNoWriMo Hack 

    Script Frenzy starts in April! In just a few weeks, you can join a bunch of script writers and write a 100-page script in 30 days. Some of us monkeys are writing scripts, but not me. I’m still hung up on novels after NaNoWriMo.

    So… I’m going to do Script Frenzy. But I’m going to write a novel. If you’re writing a novel, you should join me!

    The Details:
    Script Frenzy: Write a 100-page script in 30 days!
    The plan: Write 100 manuscript pages in 30 days!
    Note: These pages will be double-spaced. Really, that’s only about 25,000 words. Seriously, we can do this!
    Another note: This is kind of cheating on Script Frenzy, so we’ll need to be slightly apologetic. Sorry!

    What do you think?

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