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Are you a writer?

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Are you a writer?

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Post by manyroads » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:51 am

I have noticed that there are a few writers here in the MX Forums. If you are one, perhaps you'd be willing to share which publishers, tools, websites, etc. you like to use (and explain the benefits of each, as best you are able).

I count myself among those 'budding', really old, authors. :lipsrsealed: I am working on my first book, a children's storybook. The two new writing tools I hope to use (which are beyond the traditional Scrivener, Office, etc. ) are:
I do not have any experience with either yet, aside from having read reviews and determined they look like good candidates to work with. :happy:
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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:02 am

I used reedsy.com to write my book. The main thing that I loved in there is that I can drag the chapters around.

The publisher I am in contact with is one in the NL: bookscout.nl


Other than that: libreoffice :)
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Post by Paul.. » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:11 am

I write everything in google docs...then I hire a book designer who does the interior and cover using inDesign.

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:59 am

I do everything in LO, then PDF it. Send that to my (wonderful) layout person who also prepares the copy needed for publication.
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Post by megatotoro » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:29 pm

LibreOffice and Plume Creator. :happy:

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Post by KBD » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:35 pm

manyroads wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:51 am
I have noticed that there are a few writers here in the MX Forums. If you are one, perhaps you'd be willing to share which publishers, tools, websites, etc. you like to use (and explain the benefits of each, as best you are able).

I count myself among those 'budding', really old, authors. :lipsrsealed: I am working on my first book, a children's storybook. The two new writing tools I hope to use (which are beyond the traditional Scrivener, Office, etc. ) are:
I do not have any experience with either yet, aside from having read reviews and determined they look like good candidates to work with. :happy:
I've been writing for quite a few years. Published in a few magazines and anthologies. Also a devotional writer for years with a Christian ministry.
I have used the most basic tools like Google Docs and MS Office Online, to LibreOffice, which I used quite a bit, to more recently becoming a fan of Softmaker Office because of its excellent compatibility with MS Office files. Sigil and Calibre are useful for doing ebooks.
For fiction I like to keep track of characters and info with Manuskript.

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Post by Artim » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:44 pm

I'm published too, but I didn't intentionally set out to be "a published author." Mostly just a few articles on a Christian website, and a couple that ended up in two magazines! And all I used was LibreOffice to write them, saved as pdfs, then sent them to friends.

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:17 pm

Mind, I HAVE been published before in a poetry bundle. I used to write quite a lot back in the day some 18 years ago.
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Post by i_ri » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:34 pm

hello manyroads and hello everyone
I love to create documents too. unofficial and unpublished. Sharing cross-platform has meant pdf, rtf, now html. just the simple editors. At a time when we looked into publishing .. kindle publishing presented as interesting. Not done that yet.

hi artim. You are on a thresh-hold of another pyramid regular. In advance of Your next post we say congratulations! A toast to Your next hundred (no alcohol for the under-age.) Thanks for contributing.

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Post by Gordon Cooper » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:38 pm

Started writing technical equipment manuals in 1963 with a fountain pen, the originals were proofread, then typed on to skins for offset printing.
These days use Libre Office or Lyx. Lyx has the advantage of doing the layout for you. Both Lyx and Libre Office provide for chapters to be edited
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