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Hi I am new here

Postby novelwriter » Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:24 pm

Hello Everyone,

I saw the url for this site in Writer's Digest. I decided to join today. I just want to share a little about me. I am trying to work on brainstorming my first novel. I think I may have solved a hurdle in that direction because on a site somewhere I was able to download a free working word processor program.

Anyway I would love to hear about your novel trials and tribulations.

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Postby bfsooner » Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:31 pm

Melanie, welcome to wordtrip.
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Postby charlesp » Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:45 pm

Welcome to Wordtrip Melanie! Glad you decided to join up. Poke around and you'll see a lot of trails and tribulations around this place.

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Postby Mlou » Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:36 pm

Hi, Melanie. When you aren't working on your novel, try some of our daily challenges for writing. No time limit and they're fun to do. Enjoy!
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Postby TheMudge » Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:53 pm

Hey, Melanie--welcome to the boards.

IMAO, writing the novel is the EASY part; it's SELLING it that's hard!

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Postby pengwenn » Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:45 am

Welcome! Tell us what type of writing do you like to do.
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Postby ragingredhawk » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:56 am

Welcome, Melanie! You'll like it here. Fun and helpful. :)
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Postby novelwriter » Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:19 am

Thanks everyone.
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Postby cherbo86 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:01 pm

Hello and welcome- Lots of addictive fun!
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Postby jethro » Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:32 am

Hi everyone. Long time veiwer first time poster!
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Postby bfsooner » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:42 pm

Welcome, Jethro.
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Postby bard_of_life » Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:48 pm

Welcome Melanie and Jethro. I'm sure you'll enjoy it here. Melanie - just out of curiosity, which word processing program did you download? I'm looking for one.
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Postby novelwriter » Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:28 am

Hi-

the program is abiword. It is completely free because the people who made this want you to share the wealth your friends. I don't have it on a disc right no except for the hard drive of my computer. Hope this helps.

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Postby charlesp » Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:51 am

Abiword is pretty decent, though it has a few funkiness things. Open Office is another free one that's a bit more robust, but a bigger download and runs a little slower.

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Postby novelwriter » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:22 am

charles-I did try downloading Open Office and had no success with it. I honestly don't think it works with my computer.

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Postby charlesp » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:10 am

Yeah, Open Office is a great piece of software but it's a very large application and takes a lot more system resources to run well (and if you're on a Mac there are two versions of it that run differently and each has it's own issues to deal with, I've tried both and can't decide which one I prefer). We actually have a couple threads on writing software around here somewhere if you're interested in some of the other options out there (for Mac or PC).

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