Post by Amy P. Reed on Oct 8, 2006 10:37:31 GMT -6
I found a writing program, thanks to Kas, that might be a really good one to use when working on that first draft. It's called yWriter. It's a 3 MB download, and is free. Can't beat the price, and well worth checking out.
There's other free programs there, you might find useful. I downloaded yWriter last night, and have been checking it out. From what I've seen so far, I'll be using it during NaNoWriMo. It keeps track of your word count, as well as your goals and deadlines. I've found out that to reach 50,000 words in thirty days, you have to write 1,667 words per day. It will also help you with your outlines and keeping your notes available. It will also help you create that ever elusive synopsis. I might report more on that when I try that feature out.
Post by Amy P. Reed on Dec 18, 2010 2:43:33 GMT -6
Since I posted that about yWriter, I've used a version of yWriter every year when I did NaNoWriMo. The current version is yWriter5, and is an excellent piece of software. I highly recommend it.
I also use yTimer for when I do word wars, either against another person or against time, trying to beat my last word count. yTimer is also free and is also at www.spacejock.com
I've downloaded and use most of the software over there. I use yGen2 for creating and updating my web pages. I won't go into every program there, but I'd say it's well worth your time to go over there and check out what's available.
Post by Amy P. Reed on Oct 26, 2015 23:21:25 GMT -6
From 2011 to the current year 2015, I've been using Scrivener. This is a great writing program. It works sort of like yWriter, but I like it better. I've been doing NaNoWriMo every year since 2006. I've won some, lost some, and utterly failed some, but I'll still be doing NaNo this year. It's only a few days away, and I haven't decided what to write about yet. LOL
Oh, and if you do NaNo, you can try Scrivener free for 30 days (they don't have to be consecutive either). Just for participating in NaNo, you can get a discount on the cost of the program, and if you win NaNo, you get 50% off the cost. That's the route I took. I recommend Scrivener over any other writing program I've used. The normal cost is $40, so with a NaNo win, you can get it for $20. Not bad at all.
I hope to see you over on the NaNo boards. My username over there is AmyPReed. Feel free dropping me a NaNoMail and adding me as a writing buddy.
Good luck, and happy writing.
Edit: I almost forgot to give the URL for NaNo! LOL Go to nanowrimo.org it's non-profit, which means it's free! You can donate if you wish, but you don't have to. I really hope to see you there.
From November 1 - November 30 you write 50,000 words to win. That's only 1,667 words a day. Surely you can come up with those few words. Come check it out at least.