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Wavemaker is a piece of novel writing and card making software with novel planning features. It is an add-on for Chrome and Chromium. Because it adds onto the browser as an external application, it works with all platforms. It's also available in the Google Play Store. All versions of this software are free as of this writing.
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Writer Tools is a piece of novel writing software that is available for Android and Online, meaning it can be used for all types of computers as well as portable devices. The software is completely free for mobile, tablet and online use most assuredly not completely free. See the red note. It is advertised as a novel planner, tracker and editor.
NOTE: I have not found a way to get the novel to download. AKA: Export does not work. If you click on it in the webbrowser version, it downloads a test.docx. This looks good initially, but if you put text in the scene/chapter and try to download it again, you still get a blank test document. While it is supposed to sync with Google Docs, going into your drive may not work either. I could find the file in my Google Drive, so that little backdoor trick may not work. If you try the same thing in your Android device, you'l get the message to UPGRADE. AKA: PAY PAY PAY to get access to your novel, and since the web version of export doesn't work, I wouldn't recommend plunking down your hard-earned money for this. To date, the only way to get your novel off Writer Tools would be to C/P every single scene into a document on your computer. Depending on how much you've written in Writer Tools, you could be looking at hours to get your text out of the program.
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Updated: May 5, 2019
On May 5, 2019, the creator of Biblisco contacted me, letting me know that Biblisco 2.1 was available for download for Mac, Linux and Windows, so I have updated this to reflect the new version, which is improved over version 2.0.3, which was what I had previously downloaded for Linux. First thing to know. If you've started a project under the old Biblisco, I recommend you finish it and switch to the new version for your next project. I was unable to create an archive in the old Biblisco and get it to load in the new Biblisco. The new Biblisco did not see the old project's archive. Thankfully, I was using the old Biblisco to test the functions. I'm doing the same with the new version (with the intent to use it as a way to organize projects that I've been working on in Google Docs. (Full disclosure there.)
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Once you’ve completed your book and performed the last content edit to check for plot holes, flow, punctuation and sentence structure, there’s still one more edit that you should perform prior to publishing your book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo. This absolute last edit before formatting and publishing your book ensures that your sentences are tight and word redundancy is minimal.
1. Find “LY” Words
This check is fairly easy. Open your Find/replace function and type “LY”. Then, click “Find All”. This search finds every word in your manuscript with an “ly”. You really really really really want to reduce this number. LY words are modifiers, and you shouldn’t need many of them, and they can prove to be a distraction to readers. Go through and try and cut this number in half. The only place I don’t tend to remove these is dialogue, but I do try to pull them out of all the text that isn’t dialogue.
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We’ve all been here. You’re on a roll. you’re writing 2,000 to 10,000 words a day on your new novel. You’re slated to get your new first draft done in two to three weeks, and all of a sudden life kicks you in the ass. It’s been anywhere from four weeks to six months since you’ve looked at that bad boy, and you’ve forgotten where you are going with it.
This is a crap scenario right here. You’ve read the last line you wrote and drawn a blank. This happened to me a few days ago. I was slated to get a first draft not only done, but published in less than six weeks. Then, I looked at my publishing schedule for the year and realized I wrote five books last year, and I have six to nine scheduled for this year. It’s time for a new website. This website, actually. So, I spent the last three weeks on this website. When I went back to my novel, I could not remember what I had planned to do next. Soneofabitch.
Thankfully, there are ways to get back into your next book quickly.