11 Open Source Tools for Writers | It's FOSS
https://itsfoss.com/open-source-tools-writers/, posted 2018 by peter in free list literature opensource software toread writing
The open source community produces a large amount of software for different uses. I have already told you about open source tools for interactive fictions. Here are eleven open source tools to help authors be creative.
How I wrote and published my novel using only open source tools â€“ Techspiration + Ideas + Making It Happen
https://medium.com/techspiration-ideas-making-it-happen/how-i-wrote-and-published-my-novel-using-only-open-source-tools-5cdfbd7c00ca, posted 2017 by peter in howto opensource writing
I’ve recently published my first novel The Golden Legacy on Kindle and paperback through Amazon, achieving very professional results. Along the way, I created a process and a couple of tools based exclusively on open source software. Here’s my process.
https://tone-analyzer-demo.mybluemix.net/, posted 2016 by peter in ai demo language nlp online text writing
This service uses linguistic analysis to detect and interpret emotions, social tendencies, and language style cues found in text.
Why You Shouldnâ€™t Use â€œMarkdownâ€ for Documentation â€” Surfing in Kansas
ericholscher.com/blog/2016/mar/15/dont-use-markdown-for-technical-docs/, posted 2016 by peter in opinion text writing
I’d like to lay out the main arguments that I have against Markdown. Hopefully this will be useful in helping you decide whether it’s a good fit for your organization. If you are considering Markdown, I hope that you also look at Asciidoctor and Sphinx. I find them to be much better toolsets for writing documentation.
BooktypeÂ Â |Â Â Sourcefabric
https://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/, posted 2016 by peter in documentation free literature opensource software writing
Booktype allows authors to create beautiful books for print and digital distribution. Publishers use Booktype to manage their entire catalogue in one place, providing authors, translators and proofreaders with all the tools they need.
Your Stupid-Ass Typing Style Might Not Actually Be So Bad
gizmodo.com/your-stupid-ass-typing-style-might-not-actually-be-so-b-1758276263, posted 2016 by peter in language msm performance science writing
Back in the olden days, most typists were trained to use all their fingers. That’s less of a concern now, leading to all sorts of self-taught typing styles. But as a new study shows, our lack of formal training—and our resistance to using all ten fingers—doesn’t mean we’re not proficient typists.
Logical punctuation: Should we start placing commas outside quotation marks? - Slate Magazine
www.slate.com/articles/life/the_good_word/2011/05/the_rise_of_logical_punctuation.single.html, posted 2015 by peter in language standard writing
For at least two centuries, it has been standard practice in the United States to place commas and periods inside of quotation marks. This rule still holds for professionally edited prose: what you'll find in Slate, the New York Times, the Washington Post— almost any place adhering to Modern Language Association (MLA) or AP guidelines. But in copy-editor-free zones—the Web and emails, student papers, business memos—with increasing frequency, commas and periods find themselves on the outside of quotation marks, looking in. A punctuation paradigm is shifting.
A Quick And Dirty Guide To Feudal Nobility - Dan Koboldt
dankoboldt.com/feudal-nobility-guide/, posted 2014 by peter in history literature politics reference writing
Nothing drives me crazier than authors—or patrons at Renaissance Faires—addressing everyone and everything as “mi’loooooooord.” Firstly, no one outside of possibly a few British comedians in the 1970s has ever pronounced the word “my” that way. Secondly, not everyone is a lord; that notion defies the most basic grasp of economics. Thirdly, there are different kinds of lords, especially in different periods—the system was constantly evolving. Finally, there are specific ways to address each type depending on who you are.
liv | Dear brilliant students: Please consider not doing a PhD.
liv.dreamwidth.org/389934.html, posted 2013 by peter in education opinion science writing
Look, I am in fact a career academic. I know exactly what's attractive about it, I've made considerable financial and personal sacrifices to get myself to a position where I can work in a university environment and spend my time doing groundbreaking research. And yet. The gateway into this life is a PhD, and the PhD system is deeply, deeply fucked up when it isn't actively abusive. Doing a PhD will break you. It's pretty much designed to break you.
If you have every admirable personal quality you can think of, if you have every advantage in life, still, getting through a PhD will grind you down, will come terrifyingly close to killing your soul and might well succeed. It will do horrible things to your mental and physical health and test to breaking point every significant relationship in your life.
How to write a scientific paper Â« ConservationBytes.com
conservationbytes.com/2012/10/22/how-to-write-a-scientific-paper/, posted 2012 by peter in howto inspiration science toread writing
This short-cut guide to setting up a scientific paper is simple, effective and intuitive. Sure, it was designed with ecology in mind, but it should apply to most scientific disciplines. It appeals to most of our students, and we have both been asked for copies by other supervisors over the years. Our original intention was to write a paper about writing papers to flesh out the full Méthode, but that has yet to happen.
Therefore, for the benefit of the up-and-comings (and perhaps to a few of those longer in tooth), behold La Méthode Brookoise for writing papers: