Monday, August 12, 2013

Favorite Writing and Editing Software

I usually use Microsoft Word--pretty basic, right? And I have Scrivener, but I haven't taken the time to figure it all out. It looks useful. (And they have a free 30-day trial) I bought Scrivener with a NaNoWriMo winner discount for $20--it's usually $40.

My favorite editing tool is SmartEdit. They offer a free 10-day trial of SmartEdit. I got a older, free edition of it somewhere (that was a while back, though). SmartEdit looks for repeated words and phrases, and also locates cliches. I like putting a number on repetition, so I scan documents with it before I start editing just to know what words I should watch out for. It's one thing to notice when a word is a bit overused, but it's an entirely different thing when you quantify that.

Do you have any favorite software for writing or editing purposes?

Friday, August 9, 2013

Editing Playlist for August 9th

I make playlists for just about everything. And usually, as I work and listen to music, I find that I pull the same songs or bands into a playlist over and over again during the course of a project. So, here is a sample of what I've been listening to while editing in recent days:

(And if you want any info on what novel I'm currently editing for Erato, then I'll send you over to Katie Young's blog where you can get all the updates on The Other Lamb)

--and, yes, I will post about my past editing projects soon. And I have other things to blog about, writing-related and otherwise.