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jriffey

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Writing software
« on: February 07, 2006, 11:33:01 AM »
What's suggested to use for writing software.  I'm going to be writing fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, and movies.  Is there any software I could get that would work for all types of writing?  Looking for whatever does the job.  Thanks!   Jammie

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Re: Writing software
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2006, 01:10:18 PM »
I've been looking at that question too. Anything that helps with formatting is obviously a good idea, final draft for screenwriting being a good example. Story structuring tools are are also useful looking tools if you're not the end-to-end organised type. Lots of things I stumbled across though are virtually making creativity by proxy claims. Avoid!


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Re: Writing software
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2006, 01:57:15 PM »
Hi Guys,

I swear by Wizards 4 Word. It's not cheap but it does the job.

Suzie

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Re: Writing software
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006, 03:33:38 PM »
If you don't want to spend any money go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scriptsmart/
And download a copy of Script Smart. This is a plug in for Word that formats your documents into industry-recognised layouts for you as you type. It provides several templates:

Film

Screenplay - Standard format for films and single TV drama

Television

Screenplay - Standard format for filmed TV shows (with act breaks)

BBC Taped Drama - House-format for taped drama series

BBC Taped Sitcom - House-format for studio-based audience sitcom

Tape-Live - Standard U.S. format for taped studio shows

Three-Camera - Standard U.S. format for studio-based audience sitcom

Radio

BBC Scene Style - House-format for drama and non-audience comedy

BBC Cue Style - House-format for audience comedy and sketch

U.S. Radio Drama - Standard U.S. format

Stage

U.K. Stage - Acceptable U.K. format

U.S. Stage - Standard U.S. format

Manuscripts for Publication

Comic book - Full Script - Acceptable format

Comic book - Full Script - Acceptable format, screenplay style

Novel - Standard format

Short Story - Standard format

And it is free!
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Re: Writing software
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2006, 03:38:15 PM »
Oops! Sorry guys, I didn't realise that Nick had mentioned Script Smart elsewhere on these boards...
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