Yes, that’s right… I’m a noob writer and am soliciting your opinions (aka critiques) of the first bit of what I hope will become a book.
I’ve attached a file in RTF format. Please ignore the highlights.
P.S.: I’ve broken out my heavy weather gear and laid in a supply of cookies and ice cream (to dull the ache of my soon to be bruised feelings), so have at 'er!
P.P.S.: After looking at Avenir, Jer’s Novel Writer and Storyist, I settled on Scrivenir.
I thought I wanted to use Storyist (after a late night and early morning of looking at these programs). It provides a very structured approach and since I’m new to all this, I figured this structure would really help.
As soon as I actually tried to type my first new word, I realized I wanted notes! I thought of Jer. Unfortunately, on my machine his had crashed twice. That, together with his (apparently) proprietary file format makes me nervous. I love the look of his full screen mode and the margin notes!
So, Avenir was the obvious choice! Some structure… Nice concept of wrapping everything around scenes. However… did I really want the structure? Was it extensible??
What about Scrivenir with the Structured template I found in this forum. Hmm… I know I should like it…
In the end I went with my own less structured Characters, Locations etc. folders and extensive use of the key words facility to tie characters and locations to scenes.
So… as of a few minutes ago I had the text imported, formatted the way I want and all the keywords setup properly etc.
… which means that I thought of this as a further way of avoiding writing for a little while longer.
TGL.rtf.zip (14.1 KB)