Happy Thanksgiving 2018

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,

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Be Thankful, You Gluttonous Pig

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 →

Did You Like The Change?

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?”

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 →

Free Scrivener Alternatives

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.

The CCrawfordWriting Blog: Tips for Writers

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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