Tag Archives: editing

Writer’s Resource: Scrivener

Scrivener

Scrivener is a writing program offered by Literature and Latte. They are another sponsor of NaNo and offer a free 30 day trial. Scrivener offers tool such as a corkboard, files for easy formatting, a place to store research, and easy import/export from other software.

As I mentioned in a previous post, there is a free alternative, with less functionality offered through SpaceJock Software. Also available is Jami Gold’s Scrivener template beat sheet.

May the Muse be With You,

Kelly

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Writer’s Resource: Aeon Timeline

Aeon Timeline

Aeon Timeline is an organization tool that offers a twenty day free trial or is available for download through the website. It is a timeline designed to help plot out the course of a book whether it is character arcs or specific events.

I am a Pantser, so I have not yet dug into the specifics of Aeon Timeline, but NaNo has promoted it for the last couple years as a way to get ready for the month-long madness.

May the Muse be With You,

Kelly

Writer’s Resource: Writing.Com

Writing.Com

Writing.Com is an online community for writers. Joining is free, though there are levels that are available to paying members only. I had to do some poking around to find what Writing.Com offers its members. This includes a place to store and organize your writing, forums to meet and discuss with other writers, and feedback on your writing, among other things.  A brief explanation of the different aspects of the site can be found here.

May the Muse be with you,

Kelly

Writer’s Resource: Brandon Sanderson Lectures

Write About Dragons

Brandon Sanderson, a SF/F writer most known for his Mistborn series and finishing the late Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time Series, is also a teacher at BYU.

The link brings you to a series of lectures recorded over a semester’s course.  It is not Sanderson’s website, but a former student’s, Scott Ashton, who made the recording as a part of gaining his Masters.

There are actually two sets of lectures, one from 2012, the other 2013, but from different courses. Since Sanderson does teach both, expect some overlap on topics.

The site does not work well with IE, so if you don’t have/want to download Mozilla Firefox or Chrome, here is a link to the YouTube versions.

May the Muse be with you,

Kelly