using software to help you write

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  1. grantcravens (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Tahjir: I had a college professor suggest that to us. I still write my first draft out on the computer, but I print it and rewrite from that hard copy. It's amazing how much it makes you consider each sentence that you write.

    Boat Story: kidnapped kids, mysterious maps, debt, tropical storms, pirates, sea monsters, family, tea.
  2. grantcravens (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    So anyone heard of Git? It's on the nerdy, command-line end of things, but it seems to be an interesting way to either collaborate on a story without messing up each other's changes, or to track your own changes to a story. I've been thinking about this for a little bit after hearing Cory Doctorow on TWIT talk about using, but I have no idea where to start. Also, I love overly-complicated stuff like this, so if I'm alone with my nerdy-ass self, that's OK, too. Mostly just curious.

    Boat Story: kidnapped kids, mysterious maps, debt, tropical storms, pirates, sea monsters, family, tea.
  3. NiSp (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    i now sadly lack a printer... but i loved working that way :)

  4. allantmichaels (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I use Word to type up most of my stuff. But when I started on AEOL, I set up a Google Notebook where I plugged in a bunch of random ideas, which I then formalized in Word.

    And I bought a typewriter about a year ago. I don't use it often, but just having it in the same room is inspiring.

  5. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I've been writing in Google Documents lately. It allows me to have access to my stuff at whatever computer I happen to be at. After I'm done editing there, I move it over to Wordpress where I might do a little more editing or might leave it alone.

    I've occasionally done my writing in a programming editor I like (jedit). That works better than you might expect.

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