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Resources

Aug. 2nd, 2012 07:01 pm
auguris: We are behind a woman who is sitting on the edge of a bed and playing her guitar. (herald)
[personal profile] auguris
Craft Advice

Cartographer's Guild: Cartographical Economics and Demographics - A Guide to Realism

Elizabeth Barrette: Cut to the Core
Elizabeth Barrette: So Your Story Needs a Prophecy
Elizabeth Barrette: Building a Fantasy World
Elizabeth Barrette: Worldbuilding II: Answering Questions
Elizabeth Barrette: Writing Exercise: Using the JerkMuse
Elizabeth Barrette: Thoughts on Rhyming Poetry

Pretentious Title: How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day
Pretentious Title: How I Plot A Novel in 5 Steps
Pretentious Title: Editing for People Who Hate Editing

Terrible Minds: 25 Reasons I Hate Your Main Character

Business Advice

Crowdfunding / Cyberfunded Creativity An excellent collection of resources explaining what crowdfunding is and how to get started.

Elizabeth Barrette: Writing Contracts
Elizabeth Barrette: Master List of Interview Questions for Writers

Blogs

Chuck Wendig: Terrible Minds Advice, challenges, interviews, and personal posts on The Life. Swears creatively and often.

Rachel Aaron: Pretentious Title Advice and personal posts on writing.

Programs/Applications

CopyWrite Mac OS X 10.3 and up; $24.99 USD

Evernote Available on most platforms; Limited free use; Premium account is $5 USD/month or $45 USD/year

PortableApps Windows (32 & 64-bit) 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8 + Wine under Linux/Unix/BSD/Mac OS X; Free
     Specific Apps:
     Dictionary
     Procrastination
     Internet tools
     Create a book cover with Gimp & InkScape
     Create an audiobook
     Word Processors: Open Office | Libre Office | Focus Writer
     Remember to take breaks

Scrivener Mac OS X 10.4 and up; $45 USD; Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7; $40 USD

Word Counter A simple web-based application that does what it says.

yWriter Supports Windows XP, Vista "and beyond." Earlier versions of Windows are not supported; Free

General

750 Words

Write or Die

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