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If anybody has any experience with either writing package Scrivner or Story Mill, I would dearly love to hear your comments on their usefulness, ease of use or any other thoughts you might have.  Or, if you have any input on other writing packages, that would be lovely as well.
Also, do any of you publish your own works as eBooks?  Any thoughts on Smashwords or similar sites?
Obviously I'm floundering here...

Via the network, hoping that's okay

Date: 2010-07-08 03:38 pm (UTC)
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I have Scrivener and love it to bits; it's so useful that I use it for organizing all sorts of project notes, not just writing projects.

[personal profile] synecdochic wrote a long post with screencaps showing how she uses Scrivener for revisions of a large writing project:

http://synecdochic.dreamwidth.org/207861.html

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Date: 2010-07-08 03:43 pm (UTC)
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I use Scrivener for my novel work and I love love love love love it. I downloaded the trial copy to use for NaNo last fall, and knowing I could earn myself a 50% off coupon by winning NaNo helped urge me on to the 50k mark. For me, it works very much the way I write. I can scribble in the margins. I can make a corkboard to show pictures of my characters and index cards of their information. I can outline by making index cards for scenes, then re-arrange them as necessary. I find it to be very easy to use, even though there are things I haven't yet looked into figuring out how to do (like tweaking how it compiles the novel into a Word document at the end). I'm obviously a total fan of the product. :)

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Date: 2010-07-08 04:00 pm (UTC)
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The part I bet you'll find yourself using are the margins, and the research area. It's handy to have a place to scribble things down so you don't forget them later (like names of minor chars, or eye color). But for writing linearly, it'll work that way too. Just start and keep on going!

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Date: 2010-07-08 06:08 pm (UTC)
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Add away! This is my anonymous space, so I don't talk about my writing too often, mostly because I get cranky about not being able to get into specifics. But I write more fics here than in my RL, and I do talk about writing and fic and stuffs.

Man, if I can get my novel (okay, ANY of my novels) published, and someone wants to fic in it, I would be so utterly jazzed about it.

Your dystopian world sounds interesting! Good luck with Scrivener and I hope you love it as much as I do.

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