When I was a kid, I saw a typewriter in the dumpster. I believe I was 9 years old at the time. I wanted that typewriter really bad, and I didn’t know why. My mother wouldn’t let me have it because it was in the garbage for a reason. She bought me a toy typewriter which I played with all the time. I had this dream from then on that I would write a book. I spent so many years trying to think of a beginning, and there were times when I wrote the beginning to my story on paper, but it either sounded cliché, or it just didn’t sound right. I did eventually write a book, but it wasn’t fiction. It counts, but not really because that wasn’t my dream.
I have been reading science fiction and fantasy novels for many years, and that is the genre I want to write. I actually have a story in my mind that I want to write, I just need help writing it because I have no clue what I’m doing. I can write what has happened in my life easily, because it already happened, but if it has never happened, then that is where I have trouble. I have a good imagination, but not as good as I would like it to be.
I’ve been looking for software to help me write this book. I went to Google and looked for help and found some good ideas. One website had a list of software titles that ranked them and compared each one to the other. WriteItNow4 seemed to be at the very top of the list with a rating of 9.9. Another program I was going to use was Storyweaver, but it didn’t seem to be that helpful. I was told about yWriter and that looks okay, better than Storyweaver, but it’s free. The problem that I have with yWriter is that it doesn’t have anywhere near the bells and whistles that WriteItNow has. I know, I’m spoiled, but if I want to write this book, I want to use the best software that I can.
WriteItNow has a random character generator which gives you way more information than just a name and sex. It can also generate ideas and gives you prompts. It has Chapters and scenes, events graph, relationships graph and a story conflict graph. It even tells you if your story is readable for each chapter and scene. You can create events, locations, write notes, you can move the scenes and events around so you can keep everything in order. Oh boy, I honestly wish I had this 4 years ago.
Anyway, I am GOING to buy this program because I really think it will help me write my book. I don’t think, I know it will help me. The program on their website is $60 for the download, but $70 for the CD. I plan on buying the CD because a download can be deleted accidentally, or can be lost if your hard drive crashes. I would much rather buy the CD, and I would rather buy it from Amazon because I can save money by putting money into my Amazon account. I don’t have the money now, but next check I can put $35 in there and then buy it in September.
I would love to have the program sooner than that, but in order for me to do that, I need people to buy my stuff on Etsy. I have lots of keychains, stud earrings, dangle earrings and friendship bracelets. They aren’t too expensive and they are great quality, so please help me out so I can start writing my fantasy novel.
I don’t expect to be able to buy this program until September, so in the meantime I have bought some eBooks about writing fiction that I think might help me. I did buy Fiction for Dummies years ago to help me write a short fiction story before I published my first book, but that book did not help me at all. It kept talking about publishing, which I don’t care about, I just want to know how to write fiction. So I’m hoping I can get past all that so it will help me learn to write fiction. I can highlight and make notes with my Nook, and I plan on making a LOT of notes lol. I can use all the help I can get if I am going to be successful with this new project.
Wish me luck and please buy some of my things on Etsy. Anything helps.
Update: I have a little less than half of what I need thanks to someone ordering 6 keychains. I am hoping for a couple more orders so I can buy it, Otherwise I will be able to buy it when I get my next check. I’m hoping to get it sooner than that though. In the meantime, I will start using yWriter to get the ball rolling.