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Hi I am new here

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:24 pm
by novelwriter
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.

Your Friend,
Melanie

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:31 pm
by bfsooner
Melanie, welcome to wordtrip.

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:45 pm
by charlesp
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.

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:36 pm
by Mlou
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!

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:53 pm
by TheMudge
Hey, Melanie--welcome to the boards.

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

Happy wordtripping.

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:45 am
by pengwenn
Welcome! Tell us what type of writing do you like to do.

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:56 am
by ragingredhawk
Welcome, Melanie! You'll like it here. Fun and helpful. :)

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:19 am
by novelwriter
Thanks everyone.

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:01 pm
by cherbo86
Hello and welcome- Lots of addictive fun!

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:32 am
by jethro
Hi everyone. Long time veiwer first time poster!

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:42 pm
by bfsooner
Welcome, Jethro.

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:48 pm
by bard_of_life
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.

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:28 am
by novelwriter
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.

Your Friend,
Melanie

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:51 am
by charlesp
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.

My Computer Program

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:22 am
by novelwriter
charles-I did try downloading Open Office and had no success with it. I honestly don't think it works with my computer.

Your Friend,
Mel

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:10 am
by charlesp
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).