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Quick Q for Writers...

March 7th, 2009 (05:05 pm)

Out of curiosity, does anyone out there work with things like yWriter or Liquid Story Binder? I'm trying out yWriter right now, but I have to admit it's a bit cumbersome (especially for writing SSs, which is what I'm trying it out on right now. Might be good for full length fics especially when it comes to editing though).

I'm not sure if it's recent changes I've done to Mokkun or if it's part of yWriter itself, but it tends to auto-accept whatever I write if I pause for too long when writing in Japanese. (I can't always decide which kanji to use quite that quickly! >.<;; ......Actually, this might be a good thing since I take too long to write things... >.> )

Anyhow, was wondering what folks might have to say about these programs (and any others that might be out there). I haven't tried Liquid Story Binder yet since I'm still fumbling around blindly in yWriter, so any input would be most appreciated. ^^;


Posted by: Proxi (flyby311)
Posted at: March 8th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)

I tried out both and am still using Liquid Story Binder. :O Umm. Hm. The problem with LSB is that there's a pretty steep learning curve, though once you figure things out it's pretty easy and I rather like it a lot. I use it whenever I write now. I didn't try out yWriter as long, I sorta just fiddled with it and made faces. I don't know, I just didn't like it all that much. I can't say too much about it because I stopped using it pretty quickly, while I stuck with LSB and kept with it until I figured it out completely.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 9th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)

Cheers! I get the feeling the steep learning curve is a common thing between the two, which is why I haven't given up trying to figure out yWriter yet. However, like you, there are some things that have me making weird faces at the screen. ^^; I think I'll try finishing off this SS in yWriter before trying a different project in LSB and see how that one goes. Thanks for the info! ^_^

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 8th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)

I would have answered this earlier, but I had to go to work when I saw it.

I'm still learning how to use Liquid Story Binder, but I do have it.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 9th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)

Hrm... I take it that like flyby311 you're finding it has a steep learning curve as well? I haven't tried it out yet, but I did notice that they're working on a Japanese dictionary for it as well, which could be really useful. ^^; Shall see how that one is next once I finish off this SS I'm scribbling out. (Assuming I finish scribbling it out. I need to get the whole of it clearer in the mind...) ^^;

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 9th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)

I'm still learning Liquid Story Binder. But it's really cool, what I do know.

Keep at it! Write!

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