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#52Tech Week 39 Hiveword and Charahub

The loss of my writing mascot Mickey this week has left me unable to function totally in writing, which is difficult given my intentions to participate in NaNoWriMo again this year. But at some stage soon I must force myself back into the prewriting phase and prepare to a certain degree for the marathon.

As a former extreme plotter I’m more relaxed about outlining and planning nowadays, having realised my propensity for overdoing it and losing my passion for the story. I’m more flexible and use different creative techniques for coming up with characters or plot basics, but am always thankful of helpful tools for this work – particularly if they’re cheap or free, and accessible.

The Hiveword Online Fiction Organizer and Charahub are two webapps which fit both criteria, and could be perfect for NaNo prep.

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#52Tech Week 33–Outline Lists with Workflowy

For week 33 of the #52Tech series, Workflowy is highlighted.

Firstoff – I’m not a huge fan of Workflowy anymore. Some other reviewers have loved it, others hated it. Workflowy – or any outliner – is a bit like vegemite in that respect – you either love it or hate it, there appears no middle-ground.

If you don’t get on with the Workflowy format, in Week 34 I’ll be profiling some alternatives.

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