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A room for authors, journalists, technical writers, etc! If you enjoy writing, be it fiction or fact, this is the room for you! Need a tool to help you write? Try Manuskript or bibisco, two Free Libre Open Source Software program for writing your novel! Rules and guidelines: 1. Be mature and respectful. Its fine to argue, but be civil about it. 2. Don't spam. 3. Keep the room SFW and appropriate for all ages. 4. Don't post or link anything illegal. For example we don't necessarily care how or where you get your media, but please don't link or promote pirate sources in our rooms. 5. Try to stay on topic for the room.30 Servers

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14 Jun 2022
@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaI'm going to give it a quick spin and explore some features I guess :)19:28:42
@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaI would still like the ability to re-size the writing area in Bibisco, especially in the "distraction free full screen mode". And maybe to "outline" the distraction free mode like I can do in Manuskript, by blacking out the rest of the screen and giving the writing area a dark grey box etc.19:36:07
@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaOh, and even in distraction free mode I typically enable the word counter when writing in Manuskript. This is also lacking in Bibisco as far as I can tell. :)19:39:43
@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaFor reference I'm using the Supporters Edition, so it has a few features and such that the Community Edition doesn't have. Both are free software and you get the source code for both, but its nice to support projects and its just a one time payment anyway :)19:41:32
@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaThe dark mode is just absolutely necessary :P19:41:42
15 Jun 2022
@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaPay-walled, but fun :P https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-cafe-that-helps-beat-writers-blockby-fining-you-22-1165504071305:02:54
@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponia * Pay-walled, but fun :P
"The Cafe That Helps Beat Writer’s Block—by Fining You $22" https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-cafe-that-helps-beat-writers-blockby-fining-you-22-11655040713
@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponia * Oh, and even in distraction free mode I typically enable the word counter when writing in Manuskript. This is also lacking in Bibisco as far as I can tell, but I guess its just a keypress away to exit the distraction free mode, check the word count, and jump back in. :)05:06:56
16 Jun 2022
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17 Jun 2022
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18 Jun 2022
@antepost:matrix.org.¡𝖠𝗇𝗍𝖾𝗉𝗈𝗌𝗍¡. *


  • https://atom.io/
    • A hackable text editor for the 21st Century.
  • https://bibisco.com/
    • Bibisco is a novel writing software that helps you to write your novel, in a simple way.
    • There is a limited free edition and a full featured supporter edition.
  • https://www.giuspen.com/cherrytree/
    • A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
  • https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/
    • An extensible, customizable, free/libre text editor — and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.
  • https://github.com/EdenBD/MultiModalStory-demo
    • FairyTailor: Multimodal Generative Framework for Storytelling. Users can create a cohesive children's story by weaving generated texts and retrieved images with their input. With co-creation, writers contribute their creative thinking, while generative models contribute to their constant workflow. FairyTailor adds another modality and modifies the text generation process to help producing a coherent and creative story.
  • https://gottcode.org/focuswriter/
    • FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free writing environment. It utilizes a hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen, allowing the program to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your work. It’s available for Linux and Windows, and has been translated into many different languages.
  • https://helix-editor.com/
    • A post-modern text editor.
  • https://ide.atom.io/
    • Get smarter context-aware auto-completion, code navigation features such as an outline view, go to definition and find all references. As well as hover-to-reveal information, diagnostics (errors and warnings) and document formatting.
      • Search Atom packages: https://atom.io/packages/search?q=IDE
  • https://libreoffice.org/
    • LibreOffice is a free and powerful office suite, and a successor to OpenOffice.org (commonly known as OpenOffice). Its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.
  • https://www.theologeek.ch/manuskript/
    • Manuskript is a perfect tool for those writer who like to organize and plan everything before writing.
  • https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
    • Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GNU General Public License.
  • https://obsidian.md/
    • Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.
      • Help: https://help.obsidian.md/How+to/Format+your+notes
      • Plugins: https://obsidian.md/plugins
  • https://www.qownnotes.org/
    • Free open source plain-text file markdown note taking with Nextcloud / ownCloud integration.
  • https://quollwriter.com/
    • A writing application that lets you focus on your words.
  • https://www.scribus.net/
    • Scribus, a page layout program for Linux, FreeBSD, PC-BSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, OpenIndiana, Debian GNU/Hurd, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation, Haiku and Windows.
  • https://www.texstudio.org/
    • TeXstudio is an integrated writing environment for creating LaTeX documents.
  • https://tiddlywiki.com/
    • TiddlyWiki, a unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organising and sharing complex information.
      • Google Groups: https://groups.google.com/group/TiddlyWiki
      • Chat: https://gitter.im/TiddlyWiki/public
      • GitHub: https://github.com/Jermolene/TiddlyWiki5
  • https://github.com/zadam/trilium
    • Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application with focus on building large personal knowledge bases.
  • https://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script**id=4785
    • Distraction-free writing in Vim.
  • https://wavemaker.cards/
    • Authoring tool with various modes and tools like cards, notes, mind maps, and a snowflake. Includes a very handy timeline tool, as well. Wavemaker uses a locally stored browser based database to keep your projects in. So no logins are needed :) .The plus side is you control your data, the downside is YOU control your data.


  • https://www.masterhowtolearn.com/
    • A lot of information about incremental writing and reading.
  • https://www.markdownguide.org/
    • Markdown makes writing on the web fast and easy. The Markdown Guide teaches you how to use it.
      • https://www.markdownguide.org/cheat-sheet/
      • https://www.markdownguide.org/basic-syntax/
      • https://www.markdownguide.org/extended-syntax/
  • https://d.moonfire.us/blog/2018/08/21/mfgames-writing-reasons/
    • The Evolution of MfGames Writing.


  • https://www.coursera.org/learn/craft-of-plot?specialization=creative-writing#instructors
    • Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot: In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to perhaps the most elemental and often the most challenging element of story: plot. We will learn what keeps it moving, how it manipulates our feelings, expectations, and desires. We will examine the choices storytellers make to snag our imaginations, drag them into a fictional world, and keep them there. We will learn how to outline and structure a plot, discuss narrative arc, pacing and reversals and reveal the inevitable surprise: connecting the beginning, middle and end.
  • https://www.coursera.org/learn/speechwriting
    • Presentation skills: Speechwriting and Storytelling
  • https://www.edx.org/course/storytelling-in-the-workplace-3
    • Storytelling in the Workplace: Learn how to craft messages and narratives that will resonate with your target audience to create your desired outcome.
  • https://www.udemy.com/topic/storytelling/?price=price-free&sort=popularity
    • udemy: Storytelling


  • https://allpoetry.com/
    • The web's largest poetry writing group - from beginners to experts. Improve your poetry, create a fan base, and read the best poetry of our generation. Allpoetry is home base for poets.
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19 Jun 2022
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In reply to @Dezponia:matrix.org
Pay-walled, but fun :P
"The Cafe That Helps Beat Writer’s Block—by Fining You $22" https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-cafe-that-helps-beat-writers-blockby-fining-you-22-11655040713
That's such an inspiring story. In fact... I will personally charge anyone $22 per day that they don't meet their writing goals. Message me if interested.
20 Jun 2022
@dgaletic:termina.org.ukdgaletic curvylineseverywhere: this you? https://bossasaservice.com/ 20:49:08
21 Jun 2022
@doriannessuno:matrix.orgdoriannessunoPersonally, other than actual writing, I like yWriter7 for all the management/organization.03:02:48
@sudoreboot:matrix.orgHrafn Blóðbók changed their display name from Hrafn Blóðbók to Hrafn Blóðbók 🎃.07:03:01
In reply to @doriannessuno:matrix.org
Personally, other than actual writing, I like yWriter7 for all the management/organization.

did add this to the list


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24 Jun 2022
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