Just wanted to pop on to say, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! If you want a true post to read, I wrote a piece earlier in the week. https://theoctavianjournal.wordpress.com/2018/11/19/be-thankful-you-gluttonous-pig/ Get Off Your Phone & Go See Your Family Donatello,
Thanksgiving is coming. It's this Thursday. How on earth it snuck up on me again, I don't know. And yet, here it is. It's time to feast on everything we can fit into our mouths and put on a few pounds. For, is this not the American way? Alright, joking aside (well, kind of). I... Continue Reading →
A little while ago, I changed the theme and the logo for my website. I thought they were looking a little old, and I wanted to freshen things up. Well, it's been a while since I made that change. What do you guys think? I know sometimes when a websites changes, it can make me... Continue Reading →
The Incisive "Did You Vote?" A Story Walking down the internet highway, or even the regular highway for that matter, it is hard not to know what time of year it is. There are signs, calendars, posters, and a whole array of activists everywhere. They all want you to, "Make it to the polls!" but... Continue Reading →
Right now, if you are reading this right as I am posting it, then it is probably your lunch break on just another manic Monday. You're at work, maybe wishing you were anywhere else in the world, but this is what you have to do to pay the bills. If only you could become an... Continue Reading →
A Poem~ Pretty Bird, Pretty Bird, Say what's on your mind? Have you seen the shadow, Of your own kind? There are clouds above, And they circle in love, Yet they are not your kind, They do not have as great of a mind; Pretty Bird, Pretty Bird, Fly south now, The winter is coming,... Continue Reading →
Being a writer can be quite a lot of fun. You get to sit at a desk and pour your heart and soul into stories that inspire people. You get to imagine what a different world would be like, and you get to be the guild that leads others on grand adventures. It’s such a... Continue Reading →
Alright, You're a busy person, I'm a busy person, let's make this a quick tip/inspiration. How you speak will reflect how you write. After all, they are both ways that you express your words, only one is verbal and one is written. So, if you want to spice up your stories, try throwing in a... Continue Reading →
"I ain't got nobody, oh and there's nobody that cares for me, there's nobody that cares for me. I'm so sad and lonely..." Jive is such an odd genre of music. It has the absolutely most depressing lyrics hidden among some of the best tunes you can find. You want to tap your foot along... Continue Reading →
Hello fellow writers,
I’ve often wondered what the alternatives to Scrivener were and, well, if they were any good. Everyone is always telling me how it is the best out there, but I’ve personally always used MS word and I’m hesitant to switch.
Here’s a great post on Scrivener and how other writing programs hold up to it. I hope you enjoy it.
I recently tried out Scrivener, after hearing about it over and over again from multiple professional writers. While there were things about the program I loved, it was a little difficult to master, and it also lacked some functionalities I wished it had. Plus, it costs $40, and though I was using the free 30-day trial, I wasn’t yet convinced that it would meet my needs enough to purchase it. I wanted to see what else was out there.
So… I looked.
And I found a lot of options.
So, I dug deeper. I spent many hours testing out multiple programs, mostly free, and comparing their features to Scrivener and to one another. I read tutorials, I tested out the programs, I created a partial story to try out the software’s functionality… I even took screenshots.
Then I compiled them all and compared them, and what resulted was the chart…
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Hey guys, so I need your advice on something. When I made my logo, I was trying to mirror what I had seen from other publishers. I wasn't entirely sure what I should make, but I ended up with this. I was pretty happy with it for a long; although, eventually I realized it had... Continue Reading →
Dogs are amazing. They have a way of looking at you, almost as if they can see what is on the inside, and they are there for you. They can act out of compassion and kindness, and they can act in defense and loyalty. They will stand with you for an eternity, even if it... Continue Reading →