New Writing Software


Cut, Copy, Paste

Cut, Copy, Paste (Photo credit: Iain Mullan)

 

Writing my new story turned out to be somewhat of a challenge.  I refuse to give up.  I have been using the trial copy of this software for months, but had to copy and paste information from it before closing it.  It’s best benefit is simply that it can help you create primary and secondary characters that are rich, fully created, and individualizes.  It also allows you to use something very similar to psychological profiling to figure out how each character might react to the other.

 

Character Writer 3.1 is the best software on the market in my opinion.  Each and every one that had a trial, I have tested.  This is the one I fell in love with.

 

Yesterday, I was finally able to purchase it, so “Forced to Mate” my latest story, will be written on Character Writer.  Just to give you an idea of the types of character profiles it can create, I’ll show you a partial character profile from my next book.  I hope you like it.  Feel free to let me know what you think.  Character Writer is available for both PC and MAC.

 

 

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Yesterday’s Writing Day 2


november

november (Photo credit: flavijus)

 

Yesterday was a busy, busy day in my home.  I am proud to say that I wrote four blog posts and then an additional 2020 words on my novel.

I might actually have a novel at the end of November.  Even if I don’t, I will have gained a valuable habit of writing consistently.  That may be more important than finishing a novel in one month anyway.

 

What I’ve Learned Today


It has been an educational day for me, and it’s only 3:30.  The main thing that I learned is that I have a lot left to learn.  One of my writing buddies is reviewing my story and he keeps asking me questions about my story’s premise, character motivation, and the believability of my character’s actions.

Now, instead of continuing writing, I am back to the planning stages.  I know that I can do this, so I am going to read a book he recommended by Orson Scott Wells, a book on writing erotic romance I chose, and another called Instant Fiction that was required reading for an online class that I can not participate in yet.

My point, for those of you who are like me and only beginning to write is not to be afraid of admitting that you don’t now enough yet to accomplish your goals.  Aquire the education you need and try again.  Maybe, if one particular story is giving you problems, you could set it aside and start another.

That is what I’m thinking about doing right now.  I think if I try a short story I will have less problems.  There won’t be as many conflicts or characters to imagine.  I will not quit.

Writing Buddies


If there is only one thing about my story that I know I’m doing right, it’s finding writing buddies or review partners.  If writers help each other edit and critique their work, you will end up with a much higher quality end product.

If you want to try giving and getting critiques of your work, you might want to visit http://www.reviewfuse.com/ and sign up for a free account.