I use the writing software Scrivener because the program is packed with features. Initially created as a project manager for novels, you also can create scripts and e-books. You can write in one font and compile your manscript in another. You can easily write out of order, then drag and drop the files to change [...]
John August’s Quote-Unquote Apps has released a new typeface for screenwriters called Courier Prime:
I wanted a font that could be substituted letter-for-letter with Courier Final Draft, but look better, both on-screen and printed. I wanted a bolder bold and real italics, not just slanted glyphs.
Alan [Dague-Greene] rose to the challenge, [...]
I’m always refining my routine to keep my writing on target. Arguably the most important component is the software that I use, and I’ve tried everything from Microsoft Word and iA Writer for fiction, to Final Draft and Screenwriter for scripts.
A happy writer is a productive writer. That’s why, like any other profession, task management is a valuable tool for completing projects, particularly long-term commitments such as a novel or screenplay. I’ve tried lists and minds tricks and punishment incentives for staying on target, but the software that best works for me is
Fountain gets its name from Fountain Ave., the famous Hollywood shortcut.
We see Fountain as a path rather than a destination. It’s not an app. [...]
Not to sound like a midnight informercial, but wouldn’t it be amazing if there was piece of software that gives you extra time to write? Well now there is! In a way.
Mac Freedom is a program that removes the primary distraction that prevents many modern writers from working: the Internet. Available for both Mac [...]
Good news and bad news, screenwriters. The good news is Final Draft has released their patch that will allow the software (in theory) to run on Mac OS X Lion:
The Mac OS Lion (OSX 10.7) FREE update for Final Draft version 8 is now available at http://www.finaldraft.com/downloads/software-updates.php. If you plan to upgrade your [...]
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