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 →
Alright ya’ll, I have a writing prompt challenge for you. Write a short/ flash fiction story where, at some point or another, someone says, “For the love of all the bitter coffee in the world…” After you write it, comment me a link to where you posted it, copy it into the comments, or tweet... Continue Reading →
Let me be absolutely frank with you. Blogging is WITCHCRAFT! Witchcraft I Tell You! but enough of that. Sometimes we write things that seem like they will do well. The story is great, the grammar suburb, and the spelling is (hopefully) free of type-o's. "This will be something good, I can feel it!" We all... Continue Reading →
Life is filled with so many wonderful things. Birds, music, sunsets, flowers, rain, snow, oceans, and a stunning array of food. They shape the world around us and make it a joy to live, but it is easy to forget about them from time to time. How many times a day to we shuffle past... Continue Reading →
You know, sometimes life just gets you down. You want to quit, you want to give up, but you can't. The world keeps on going and there is nothing you can do but pick yourself up again. If you're stuck in this rut, here's a little reminder to pull yourself up and hold your head... Continue Reading →
'I rather like to walk.' That was what I told myself. It was true, but I did not always anticipate the length at which I would have to live my words. They are bitter that way. When you say things in short with no meaning, they have a way of latching onto the things in... Continue Reading →
You’ve read them, you know what they are, and you want to write one yourself. The only problem is, well, how do you do that? It’s pretty easy, but everybody will give you a slightly different take. So, before we get into the logistics, let me give you this advice. Everything in the blogging world... Continue Reading →