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Ereaders compared review video – Kindle, ipad, Sony Reader, Android

This is a good introduction to the ereader debate – which is basically Amazon Kindle vs. Apple ipad. Also don’t forget Sony Reader, Android tablets etc…

Ereaders video and short article >

We have put a lot on about ereaders as we are making a web app version of Story Lite that will run on any device including the ipad and also the browser in the Kindle.

New video of fiction writer using Story Lite

I am just making a new video as current videos are about features not benefits…

Now live on Youtube and our front home page.

I used Story Lite to do the notes and ideas for it, which is one of the strengths of the program.

I can add boxes, edit, move boxes around, get things in right order, change layout etc, very fast. In Word you’d have to use Split Screen, and all that, which is a nuisance. Of course if I was making a professional final document for publishing I might export from Story Lite as RTF into Word or Open Office and do the pro level layout for actual publishing.

So before I actually start editing the video, I exported the layouts – this just puts all of the content of the boxes, in order, from the Story file out into a web version (HTML) or a text version with formatting (RTF).

I have pasted this web version into here, just for fun really. I also want to see how Facebook’s RSS Graffiti handles this post.

Here it is:

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FICTION

How to use Story Lite

This is main box for editing chapters.

One box per chapter

or One big box for all text.

Can split up text into other boxes for:

Editing

Rearrangement of story sections

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HOW TO USE …

1: Boxes

This is main box for editing chapters.

One box per chapter

or One big box

2: Have a box for

Protagonist

Antagonist

Sidekick

Characters

Plotlines

Timelines

Places

Moods

Highlights

Climaxes

3: Story Structure

Depends on type of story

Simplest is

Problem / Challenge

Struggle

Climax / Success

Might be biography style

4: Working

Show making boxes

Moving boxes

In view
Out of view

Layout design

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Have a box for

Protagonist

Antagonist

Sidekick

Characters

Plotlines

Timelines

Places

Moods

Highlights

Climaxes

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Story Structure Boxes

Depends on type of story

Simplest is

Problem / Challenge

Struggle

Climax / Success

Might be biography style

Modern / post modern

Comedy – farce with doors opening etc

Detective etc

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Working

Show making boxes

Moving boxes

In layout view
Out of layout view

Layout design – arrangement

When stuck for ideas, or thinking, can move boxes around

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Images:

Writer starting story

Using pc to add boxes for:

Ideas

Notes

Main fiction text box

Can use layout of boxes for arrangement of notes etc.

Drag boxes away, out of view.

Drag back in to see or have handy.

At end, or whenever, export all boxes to word processor.

Can easily share file with someone else.

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