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by StealthyMangos
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Scapple Beta Testing (macOS)
Topic: Feature Request: Bullets and JPGs
Replies: 1
Views: 967

Feature Request: Bullets and JPGs

Is it possible to include dotted or numbered bullet points in Notes? I've only just started playing with Scapple, so maybe it's there already and might have overlooked it. Also, would it be possible to export a Scapple file as a JPG? That way, I could import it into Scrivener and my iPad. Great app,...
by StealthyMangos
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Your revision process
Replies: 10
Views: 2002

Re: Your revision process

I'm new to writing, but here's what I've found works for me: 1. Initial plotting, characters, and their world. Not too much though, otherwise I get bogged down. 2. Write the first draft quickly, with minimal editing. I regard this draft as an exploration, a means of learning about my characters and ...
by StealthyMangos
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Mood music (to get you in the mood)
Replies: 22
Views: 6079

Re: Mood music (to get you in the mood)

I find music way too distracting when I'm doing anything that requires concentration. Maybe it's the way my brain's wired, but when music's playing, I have to listen to it. Mahler used to write his magnificent symphonies in a hut in the middle of nowhere, and had to silence the bells on the nearby c...
by StealthyMangos
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writing a novel as a script first
Replies: 24
Views: 6806

Re: Writing a novel as a script first

I'm fairly new to writing, and drafting a story as a script first seems like a good way to learn how to show rather than tell. Since scripts typically contain only actions and dialogue, it forces me to find ways to show what a character is feeling. If he's worried, rather than saying it outright, I ...