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Originally published at KnitChick's blog. You can comment here or there.

This post was inspired by discussion in the Chicago NaNoWriMo Facebook group, about software. I’ve used Scrivener 1.0 for a while, and just upgraded to 2.0 thanks to the latest MacHeist bundle. I just recently downloaded the NaNoWriMo trial of Storyist. So I thought I’d spend a little time playing with both. This is my pre-NaNoWriMo review, I’m sure I’ll have an updated commentary about these programs after November.

Warning: This is a graphic-heavy post, I’ve included a number of screen captures of the programs (they’re loaded in a smaller size and you can click through to full size but they’re still not small files).

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knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (NaNo - Picard rescheduling)
Yes, it's that time of year! The last day of not writing before NaNoWriMo begins, also known as Halloween!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Halloween. I'm just chilling here on my laptop and watching Return to Halloweentown with my mom, but in a while I'll be heading off to spend the rest of the weekend with Joanna and Carole at Joanna's apartment. We're going to go see the show Carole is stage managing and then tomorrow we'll be at the Chicago WriMo kick off party tomorrow.

And of course at midnight tonight, NaNoWriMo begins! If anyone on my flist is doing NaNo please let me know your NaNo username so I can add you to my iPhone app and watch everyone's wordcounts go up! Yes, there is a NaNoWriMo app and it lets you input friends (it's separate from the buddies on the site) and shows a list of names with word counts. I've already added IllinoisGirl, Speed926, Netbug009, EmceeFrodis, EnigmaticPenguin, CrimsonBlood, and yeclek but I know there's at least three more people on my flist doing NaNo!

Anyway, I'm going to start getting ready, I was going to break out WWII Jack but I think I'm just going to do simple Torchwood Jack due to laziness.


HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL!!!!

And good luck to all NaNo'ers!!!!!!!
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (NaNo - McCoy "I'm a doctor...")
So, it's almost that time of year. November. When I turn into an insane writing maniac. Okay, when I ignore all else in favor of writing like an insane maniac.

Last year I posted my daily output to my journal unlocked. This year I'm gonna create a filter and flock it, mostly cuz it's Torchwood and between the fact that it could get a little raunchy and my writing lately has been crap, I don't feel like showing it off to the world.

So....who is interested in seeing my NaNo gobbledygook? I'll be creating my filter on Friday probably.

My story this year is going to be set after my TARDIS Big Bang novel, with Jacqueline and Iana travelling with the Doctor, and I haven't decided how I'm going to be accomplishing it, but through the novel there's going to be flashbacks showing how each member of Jacqueline's team ended up in Torchwood and also a major flashback to the Time War. Basically it's my SciFi Big Bang and Torchwood Big Bang stories that I epically failed at writing rolled into one plot in hopes of having enough NaNo fodder.

Oh and it's been announced, Chicago is taking on New York City once again in the Word War. The Gotham wannabes are gonna get crushed by the TRUE Gotham once more!!!!!! (we kicked their butts in 2007)

I just hope I can manage to achieve a win this year. I downloaded the Scrivener NaNo trial and I love it so much! I think I'll be using it for homework and fiction writing, so I am absolutely determined to get a win so I can get the 50% discount on purchasing it in December.

I just wish I could manage to make a novel cover....I don't have access to a graphics program at the moment :( but I did get a great sketch of the Doctor from a person on the NaNo boards! *dances* My sig looks boring too...I hate not having my Paint Shop Pro! Eeerrgh. Oh well, I should be focusing on catching up on homework and getting my ideas in order before NaNo instead of whining about not having a sig graphic.


Anyway....comment if you want to see my NaNo novel as I write it! :D
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Default)
Get ready for a massive report on my packed weekend!! :) Pictures forthcoming as soon as I can get them developed (I used my film camera this weekend) ETA: My pictures, such as they are, are now here! Click on the thumbnails for full size!

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