#52Tech | Week 3: Writing Challenge App (iOS and Android)

This is a catchup post for my year of #52tech – promising a post every week on writing or creative technology. This is week 3. We are now up-to-date with this weekly series for the year, so you should expect January’s fourth installment end of next week.

This time around it’s the Writing Challenge app and Writing Challenge for Kids app – the later obviously designed as a prompt app for kids – so to help me out I put my daughter onto the app – she’s tried it out on both her Android tablet and iPhone for me.

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#52Tech | Week 2: Story Skeleton (iOS) with Scrivener export

This is a catchup post for my year of #52tech – promising a post every week on writing or creative technology. This is week 2.

This time around it’s the Story Skeleton app for iOS – which promises a story structure or mapping experience for iPhone or iPad users. But the reason I was particularly interested in this one was it’s export functionality to Scrivener.

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The Writing of a First Draft – a Technology Image Gallery

Organised general workboards for the writing of my novel.
Organised general workboards for the writing of my novel.

This is the first of a month of round-up posts for 2012. In this post, I want to share how I went from pre-planning to a first rough draft and onwards, and the technology used in my WIP. As they say now, “There’s an app for that”. This is a predominantly image-based post, for Windows users who also happen to have an iPad.

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Writer’s Tools – SmartEdit

In certain countries if somebody calls you “a tool” it’s not a compliment. The Urban Dictionary suggests being “a bit of a tool” can be emphasised with the term “tool belt” standing for somebody who is a bit stupid, or a liability.

Aussies and kiwis tend to use a similar “What a dick head!” but that’s another story, and normally doesn’t go down well in particular parts of America where Richards don’t actually mind having their names abbreviated to Dick (In the U.K. you’d be hard-pressed to find an actual Dick).

Ah, but I’ve digressed before I’ve even started.

Anyway, in this intermittent when-I-feel -like -it series, I’ll be discussing some writing tools – and no, unlike many, I won’t be hyping up Scrivener. Not yet, anyway.  My first is free, and an editing tool.

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