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Page 3 Many of us would like to write a book.
But unless you're a genius or you have low standards you need to plan your story before you dive into its imaginary world. That's why more than half of the apps we've mentioned here deal with the literary underpinnings of your book: We'll also show you how you can make a significant saving on two leading reference works that ought to be found on every writer's virtual bookshelf.
Writing is something we all have to do at some point in our lives, and even if your scripting efforts centre more on notes for the milkman than chapters and verse for the masses, you'll find an app here to meet your needs.
A Novel Idea Break down the writing process into manageable chunks and it isn't so daunting Price: Key developments happen in a recognised order, and they build to a resolution through a series of mini climaxes.
Plotting your book along similar lines with a tool like A Novel Idea should make for a stronger story and more fulfilling conclusion.
Here, you work through the screens in whichever order you choose, entering character names and backstory, location descriptions, scene developments, and even random ideas, and they'll all be corralled inside an overall novel container.
You can store several novels inside the app at once, if you're fortunate enough to have more than idea on the go. What's really clever, though, and makes it more than an untidy tub of ideas, is the way the various parts all link together.
So, describe half a dozen locations in the Locations tab and they'll populate the menus in the Scene tab screens, ready for dropping straight in.
This saves time and will keep everything uniform throughout your novel plan. We'll admit that it's slightly clumsy about saving each step before you head back to the overview screen, but otherwise it's an effective way to break down a daunting task into manageable, less threatening chunks.
Contour A professional film-plotting tool that has much to offer to novelists, too Price: It starts with four simple questions: Those four questions define your story from beginning to end.
What follows consists of a series of obstacles and triumphs that see your hero progress to the point where the strands of your book are resolved in the final chapter.
Contour breaks down your story into three acts and shows you how to structure each one, guides you through the process of developing your character through the orphan, wanderer, warrior and martyr phases that characterise every successful story arc, and makes it easy to identify weak points in your plot.
If you still don't quite understand what you ought to be doing, it includes the underlying plots to 17 blockbusters, including Up, The Incredibles and Slumdog Millionaire, so you can learn from the pros. It's expensive compared to A Novel Idea, but well worth it if you're serious about writing.Ulysses is the best writing app for Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
For writers — from bloggers to authors to journalists and more — Ulysses offers the perfect combination of power and simplicity, combining feature-rich writing and research tools amidst a focused, distraction-free writing environment.
In the last installment, we laid out the foundation for a simple “notepad”-style app where the user can type in some text, save it with the press of a “Save” button, and then retrieve the saved text of by pressing [ ].
A test with an iPod Touch running iOS by ReadWrite confirmed the result. This is new for Apple. In the past, if an app was not compatible with a user’s version of iOS, the app simply wouldn. Further, the benefit of learning iOS app development is that you can write apps for both iPhone and iPad.
Apple created a new business segment for tablets when it launched the iPad and now there’s an amazing demand for quality iPad apps in the enterprise.
Many writing apps support it (some of which are mentioned here, like Simplenote and WriteRoom), and if you already have TextExpander for Mac you can sync your snippets to your iOS device. A clean, distraction free interface, three panel layout, and customisation for the colour palette are just some of the features that make it a great app to use for writing.
Download Ulysses (Rs. ) 9) OmniOutliner 2 (iOS) While the apps listed above give you a great writing experience, OmniOutliner by Omni Group does so much more.