Manuskript looks promising

Manuskript is a new open source writing platform currently under heavy development. But the screenshots look promising, offering a Scrivener-like look and what gets me excited: a storyline graph tool, for tracking throughlines.

If interested, take a look here – http://www.theologeek.ch/manuskript/

Note – I haven’t tried the downloads, as the product currently needs a lot of support code, but my thanks to Oliver for pointing it out to me.

Tech for Writers: Writing with Jeopardy or Kittens

Most writers I know have been aware of the perilous Write or Die app for several years, but there are a few new options if writing with jeopardy is something which tools up your writing productivity.

Note – this is not how I can write. I need to pause and think a lot, so having my words disappear on me doesn't work. But Write or Die's newest edition caters for writers like me also.

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#52Tech Week 51–All Time Favourite Tech for Writers

Okay, the penultimate post in the yearlong #52Tech series. The final one next week will simply provide an index post for the entire series. And this one contains a rundown of personal favourite Top 2 apps I use for writing.

These will not be a surprise at all. Both of these apps got me through as a winner this NaNoWriMo, and are now taking me into editing and revision.

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#52Tech Week 50–Random Finds: MyNoise.net and Pacemaker

As I wind up my year long project of posting once a week on tools I’ve found interesting for writers, I also meet that busy zone – just out of NaNoWriMo but with some writing to complete, and of course the holiday season and school holidays also.

Here are two totally unconnected randomly found apps which may provide some use to you. Both are free to use webapps.

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#52Tech Week 47 – Writing Interactive Fiction

For my current WIP, being written through NaNoWriMo as you read this (cross fingers) I am toying around with multi-media inclusions to tell parts of the story. What it won’t be is fully interactive, but nowadays there is a renaissance of interactive stories going on, especially around the Role Play universe.

IF is the acronym given to the text-based reader-choice genre of interactive fiction.  The genre is sometimes referred to as choice-based narratives, and in gaming terms, as an MCG (multiple choice game). Today I’m taking a precursory look at a couple of environments which allow a writer to create IF storylines.

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#52Tech Week 45 Tracking Words for NaNo–WriteTrack and Others

We are now one week into NaNoWriMo, but even writers who aren’t participating in a writing marathon need to track their progress. For both sets, here are a couple of tools which offer wordcount progress tracking with some customisation features to fit into your own writing time plans.

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