Writing Tools Part Unknown

I forgot how many posts I put up on Writing Tools. I think this might be Part II or Part III.

Anyways, I think I have discovered the Writing Tool I have been looking for.

Scrivener.

Originally made for the Mac, it has been ported over to Windows. Also there is a linux beta version.

The linux version works perfectly on my archlinux netbook. Synced to my dropbox and I am a happy camper, er writer.

The thing that helped me drop money on Scrivener was that I discovers a blog that has working discount for Scrivener which can be found at http://smworth.blogspot.com/2012/02/scrivener-coupon-codes.html

The discounts range from 20% to 50% if you are a winner in Nanowrimo. Meaning you wrote a novel of 50,000 words during Nanowrimo.

Reasons I like Scrivener.

It helps keep me organized. Seriously, I am really bad at keeping things in one spot. I have notes all over four harddrives, three computers, thumbdrives and across the internet. I guess if things go down, I have backups. Note: I have used and liked yWriter. Unfortunately, Linux doesn’t like yWriter and I cannot get it to work. The mono that is needed for it hasn’t been updated and that is that.

I can do fullscreen without distractions. I have several free programs that do this, but then I have to port it to organize it. I am lazy.

There are a lot more features but this is what I have so far.

Work and the future

I currently work at a grocery store. My dream is to eventually write and also eventually publish a novel. Which in turn should help me with my retirement plans in the far future.

At least live comfortably for a while.

Enough dreaming. Currently Walmart is building two stores in my city. Both in close proximity to my store. Naturally this has me and some of my coworkers a little bit concerned for our futures.

Several years ago and up to earlier this year I tried to find ways to start a business and make money online to supplement and eventually, should it happen, replace my usual income. This was really hard and I didn’t even make a penny. Everyone seems to want your money though.

I gave up.

Resigned, I stopped reading, looking and educating myself and told myself it was a fool’s errand to even try anymore.

A few months pass. One day I come home I turn my computer on and check out Facebook, then when I have dinner, watch some documentaries on youtube. On Facebook, while checking out funny pics, I see a comment. I can’t remember what it said, but something made me click the link. It took me to a capture page and after I watched the video, I decided to try it out. I put my information and clicked enter.

Immediately or nearly so, I got a friend request on FB from the person who wrote the comment with the link. I went through the process of getting signed up and doing the requirements most of which were free, but some I chose cost a little bit like $1.99 and so on. I was in.

Then I learned what I got myself into.

At first I was devastated.

Then I thought about it. Anything worth getting should take some work.

So I buckled in and got going. To tell you the truth, I haven’t made any money yet. From reading all the posts on the FB groups, many people are having success. I just need to work on it.

Just keep a positive mindset and keep moving. Keep doing. Nothing ever makes itself.

Blood, sweat and tears go into businesses, and it is no different online. At least that is what I am telling myself.

There are no free rides but this is as close I have seen it come.

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I am interested in any comments you may have 🙂