New program for outlining

I was out and about happily surfing the web looking for a nifty program to help me with my outlining/designing my novel.

Lo and behold! I think I hath found such a program.

It is called Keepnote from http://keepnote.org/

So far it works for all my systems, mainly windows and linux. It seems to be what I have been looking for.

Now I have been working on getting my structure down tight. The key scenes according to Story Engineering are being thought out. Helpful to keep Larry Brook’s material on my nook so I can reference it as I go.

Wish me luck 🙂

Update: Keepnote has been dropped from my useful programs. At least for the time being. When I have created another notebook inside Keepnote for two seperate stories, it merged them together into one file.

I wasn’t happy. Not happy at all.

Up late and thinking about the writing process

I have been looking around for years on how to write a book. One of my friends said for me to just write. I tried that and it didn’t feel right for me.

After reading enough materials on writing to cover the moon (not really), I discovered that I was looking for my own “writing process”.

It seems it is different for each and every writer out there.

I just need to come up with my own. Keep it simple and just add to things like a “snowflake”. Randy Ingermanson’s Snowflake idea is cool. A novel can be written as you go, but most likely will need countless revisions. I like the idea of design a little, write a little. Tweak as you go. Larry Brook’s Story Engineering  helped me in finding what needs to go into the novel. I wished I had his stuff years ago.

I think I will go with designing stuff and see how it goes.