• Writing Resources

    October has been a good month for the stories

    Just a few days before finding out that my Writer’s of the Future submission had qualified as a finalist, I received acceptances to two anthologies. Both anthologies will be available in 2010. When I’m allowed I’ll post details about the markets and stories (one is a fantasy story set in the same universe as The Tale of Lady Spite and From the Sea, the other is sci-fi and is in fact the first story of my ‘Wanderer‘ sc-fi future universe which terminates with The End of the Road, published by Not One of Us ). Just had to share the good news. And today I received an acceptance for another…

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    Allows for exploring ideas and fleshing out stories during the planning and revision phases Storyflesh What does it do? Storyflesh is a place to view existing ideas and lists that the user has already created in YourOtherMind but in a brainstorming setting. In version 8.2 Storyflesh features a character trait builder. In future versions scene building, complications, culture development, and plot design will be added. How To Use It This brainstorming environment is accessed via Page|Storyflesh. Users can add their own traits or modify the existing ones by going to the page Traits Revised in their notebook. This is the list of traits that StoryFlesh uses. Applies To Notes To…

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    8.3 (planning)

    When version 8.2 is launched, this page will describe the planned features and improvements for version 8.3. The estimate release date for this update will be early 2010, depending on whether there is continued interest in YourOtherMind. Please add your requests to the comments field! Features new for 8.3 [wlist category_name=”8.3″ order=desc orderby=title limit=40]

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    Run YourOtherMind from a USB drive

    (image source) Run YourOtherMind from a USB drive or an alternative directory. Run From USB Drive What does it do? By default YourOtherMind stores all of its information in “My Documents\keeper\” Some users prefer to keep their YourOtherMind data on a USB drive and take it with them (using it on other computers). Others like specifying another location or a network drive. Using the directory override, users can tell YourOtherMind to look for data other than in the default directory. How To Use It Simply create a batch file or a Windows short-cut. Two parameters are required. The first is a control word (‘override’) that specifies the user is overriding…