writing

Website: Instructables


The link below is to a site that may be very helpful for a whole number of reasons. This site provides ‘instructables’ or tutorials on a wide range of topics, whether your interest be a craft, technology, writing project, cooking, etc. You can find all manner of valuable tutorial content here.

Membership can be either free or premium. Premium membership is very reasonable and provides access to far more benefits.

For more visit:
http://www.instructables.com/

Read Today: Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson


I finished reading this book today.

At the BookShelf

Treasure Island was the first major novel of Robert Louis Stevenson. It was first published in 1883 and has remained a much-loved book. First penned as a story for boys, it was as a young boy that I first came across Treasure Island. It was the first real book that I ever read – certainly of my own choice. If I remember correctly, the copy I had was a small book, not much bigger than my hand and illustrated throughout. The illustrations weren’t coloured as such, but I think I may have started to ‘colour them in’ as I read the story several times. The name of the ship, ‘Hispaniola,’ came back to me in one of my first compositions at school. In that early attempt at writing I wrote a story about piracy and a ship called the Hispaniola. I believe I was written into the story, along…

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Storybook


Today’s link is to a site for people who are interested in or are actually writing a book or books. Storybook is Open Source software and available for free. From what I’ve seen of the software and a tutorial that I found on using it, Storybook looks to be a very useful piece of software. For a change I have two links – one for the software itself and one for the tutorial I found on it.

For more, visit:
http://storybook.intertec.ch/joomla/

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/organize-create-stories-novels-storybook/

 

FastPencil


FastPencil is said to be the easist way to write, publish and sell books. If you have an interest in books, particularly writing books, then this site might be for you. I haven’t yet used FastPencil because I currently used Scribd, however, I do intend to check FastPencil out – to see what is on offer there. It looks very interesting and useful.

http://www.fastpencil.com/