Post and discuss your writing software set-up!

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Re: Post and discuss your writing software set-up!

Post by NekoDude » Thu May 01, 2014 5:31 am

forgetmenot wrote:Pink noise's power, however, scales linearly downwards with respect to the power of the noise (in decibels, or dB for short). Mathematically, this means that the same amount of power is in the 50 - 100 Hz band as the 5,000 - 10,000 Hz band.
I find this works very well for masking anything resembling conversation, without being excessively tiring on the ears. I may still be able to detect that speech is going on outside my range, but I'm no longer devoting a large chunk of my mental capacity to trying to interpret it. If you want something more natural sounding though, Rainy Mood works pretty well too.

What you don't want is brown noise. That tends to leave marks on your chair. :lol:

Anyhow, I typically write with a raw text outline (Notepad++) on one monitor, and a browser running Google Docs on the other. For some purposes, Word works better, but Google Docs allows me to offer up my writing for immediate proofreading and fact-checking. I also often have Excel running and use it as sort of a scratch pad to make sure the timing of events works, or that the score of some game is accurate. For example, the scene where Hanako nicks a frame of snooker from Suzu would have been difficult to track accurately without taking notes, and if I'm taking notes, why not use something that can add up my numbers for me?
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Re: Post and discuss your writing software set-up!

Post by Munchenhausen » Mon May 19, 2014 8:38 am

You're all putting me to shame :I

I just have QuickOffice on my phone and a coffee on the side next to me.
Most of my writing takes place during my lunch break...
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Post by Silentcook » Mon May 19, 2014 11:00 am

Oh, I don't figure I am. :mrgreen:
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Re: Post and discuss your writing software set-up!

Post by LorSquirrel » Mon May 19, 2014 11:12 am

My setup isn't exactly awesome, dude. Your setup is pretty much what I used when I first started writing.

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Re: Post and discuss your writing software set-up!

Post by brythain » Tue May 20, 2014 10:35 pm

Hmmm, here's an article about an interesting writing aid.

Essentially, it's a collection of useful lists that can be applied to style-check your work for bad 'diction'.
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Re: Post and discuss your writing software set-up!

Post by SpunkySix » Wed May 21, 2014 2:19 am

brythain wrote:Hmmm, here's an article about an interesting writing aid.

Essentially, it's a collection of useful lists that can be applied to style-check your work for bad 'diction'.
I like his list of words to not use. When you stop and think, even the common ones do seem pretty forced.
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Re: Post and discuss your writing software set-up!

Post by Suriko » Sun May 25, 2014 8:34 am

I just open notepad.exe to write and save scenes as .txt files.

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Re: Post and discuss your writing software set-up!

Post by Eurobeatjester » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:48 pm

I have OpenOffice in one monitor and Dramatica open in the other, along with a notepad file of things/quotes/revelations that pop up that I want to put into the story.
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