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    Programs

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by blaine, Jul 24, 2007.

    Im new so im not sure where to post this one but ill give it a shot. Are there writing programs? Or does everyone use Microsoft Word?
     
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    yes, there are others, but ms word is the 1ingua franca of the pub1ishing wor1d, so you'd be best off using it, if you want writing to be your career--
     
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    Yeah i have always loved stories, listening and creating them. Is there much money to be made with writing novals and such?
     
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    Depends...
     
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    It would actually depend on what your writing. If you are writing screenplays and script and stuff like that, then I would recommend using Celtx. It's a good and free screenplay writing tool.
     
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    novels [with an 'e' ;-) ] take a very long time to write and very few of the jillions of folks who write them ever get to see their work in book form on a major bookstore shelf, much less make any money on them...

    if you're a successful, popular novelist, yes, there's a lot of money to be made... if you're not, there's a lot of time and money to be wasted...

    it takes a lot of talent, skill, time, practice, patience, and perseverance to become a successful writer, but if you have a burning passion to be a writer, it can be worth it... even if you don't sell a thing, you'll at least be doing what you love... but don't quit the day job!

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    celtx

    I've tried them all. Final Draft, Movie Magic, etc. Celtx is great, interactive an free. Great for sharing scripts centrally from a server.
     
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    it's fine for beginners and those not intending to get into screenwriting as a career... when you get to that point, final draft is really a necessity... movie magic is second best, but it's my understanding that most in the movie/tv biz use fd...
     
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    MS Word has autocorrect, the only reason i use it.
    you dont know how handy it is for teh to turn into the automatically
     

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