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Writers' Cafe / Re: Yet Another Writing Software?
« on: October 12, 2018, 11:39:58 am »
Export/import doc and docx.
has to work offline for me. I do a lot of my writing where I don't have internet access.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Steer clear of Book Skill, formerly Ebook Skill
« on: June 20, 2018, 11:17:59 pm »
Their FAQ page goes to: https://ebookmax.com/terms-and-conditions/
Which doesn't load. Another layer of shadiness.

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look great, but is his finger on the trigger?

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I've wondered myself but never found anything beyond google docs. A chromebook has all the specs needed for writing, just needs the right software.
Maybe someone else knows of something new!?

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Writers' Cafe / Re: What software do you use to write your book?
« on: March 13, 2016, 02:46:12 pm »
Some believe Scrivener is just a distractionware with features you will never even use, or is it actually helping you write your books faster.
I don't use all the features. But it has what I look for. If it has the kitchen sink with a chandelier, so what? Use the features you want and ignore the rest.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: What software do you use to write your book?
« on: March 13, 2016, 02:15:08 pm »
Scrivener.

Love it. It's not perfect, but so far all the others I've tried still are playing catch up.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: KU Payout is going to be a half cent ($0.005)
« on: July 01, 2015, 08:35:20 pm »
Just wondering... has anyone heard if KDP will tell us the average length read? If you can find out that 40% of readers stop reading at a certain point, maybe you can look at your book and change it to make them want to keep reading.

Something like that would be useful. I'm not holding my breath.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: please recommend me podcasts
« on: May 23, 2015, 05:21:47 am »
Author Strong is a new podcast I've been listening to. Very informative and entertaining.

http://authorstrong.com/

They update daily, which is awesome. :)

Agreed! they are really doing great for being so new!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: What can I do with a short story?
« on: May 19, 2015, 08:00:44 pm »
Do not submit the story to more than one magazine at a time. About formatting your submission read this: http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html

What genre is it?

Not sure LOL, it was for a contest. I guess literary fiction. It's a sad piece, just 1200 words about a wife and mother moving out of her house after her husband dies.

thanks for the info everyone!

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Writers' Cafe / What can I do with a short story?
« on: May 19, 2015, 01:22:56 am »
I finished a short story. I was think of putting it up on wattpad and my own site, but then I thought about maybe trying to submit it to some magazines.
I think if I put it up on my site in it's entirety or a place like wattpad it's considered published correct? And I can't submit to most magazines unless they say they submit work that previously published?

I just want to make sure before I do something I'll regret later.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Scrivener and Dropbox
« on: May 10, 2015, 04:48:13 pm »
I want to say it doesn't work with ALL cloud sync programs. I'm pretty sure Google drive has issues.
I use Dropbox without issue.

For background info and considerations, see the knowledgebase article
https://scrivener.tenderapp.com/help/kb/cloud-syncing/using-scrivener-with-cloud-sync-services

Follow SpringfieldMH's advice

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Military Authors--recruiting materials?
« on: May 09, 2015, 07:25:52 am »
Why pencils? How about stickers and decals?

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I just want to say this is my favorite new podcast. If you listen to podcasts, check it out. I really love that you don't waste time Lindsay (IMHO). Some podcasts have too much banter.
So much good stuff here!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Hypothetically...hookers as deductions
« on: April 08, 2015, 09:57:59 pm »
I checked with the Secret Service. They said it would be okay.


LOL :)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Response to new covers
« on: April 07, 2015, 07:08:27 am »
Awesome! I love to see posts like this where people share what outcome a change has caused.

What was your old cover for  No Refuge like?

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Holy cover reveal, Batman! I'm so excited!
« on: March 19, 2015, 08:46:29 pm »
Looks good, but in the smaller format I honestly thought she was missing a neck! LOL

I thought the same thing!

Seriously though I like it.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Holy cover reveal, Batman! I'm so excited!
« on: March 19, 2015, 08:14:01 pm »
Holy large image batman!

I think it looks nice but it's so big I don't know!!! ;)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Cover critique, please?
« on: March 13, 2015, 05:13:59 pm »
version1

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Documentaries about authors / writing
« on: March 10, 2015, 01:32:44 pm »
Just a comedy but Authors Anonymous was funny.
trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1SleAnaByU

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Writers' Cafe / Re: In praise of Vellum
« on: February 24, 2015, 04:52:47 am »
What exactly can you do with Vellum? There's just not a lot of info on the site describing what all you can do. Do you just purchase the $199.99 unlimited version?

I wondered that as well.  I haven't bought it but I did download it and they have a sample book you can play around with to see what it can do. I think it was, "The Invisible Man". I agree they should make it clear that you CAN see what it does before you buy it.
Download it and see for yourself!

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 ;D love it!!!!

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Interesting. Does anyone else have similar experiences?

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Writers' Cafe / Re: New Cover Critique please
« on: January 16, 2015, 02:13:54 pm »
I like it but change the title font, make it bigger and a little lower

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Scrivener question
« on: January 11, 2015, 06:59:49 pm »
I found the Scrivener tutorials very helpful, but you might try here: http://scrivenercoach.com/

I follow him on Twitter and he has good information.

I agree he is excellent and worth the money.

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Thanks eveyone!

Busywoman: I wasn't going to talk about these writers starting a podcast. I was thinking of mentioning good ones to listen to as I was afraid I wouldn't have enough to talk about. But thanks to everyones excellent ideas, I think I can easily fill up an hour!

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