2013-10-28

ultranos: ashley from Trace Memory (white-haired girl) sleeping (head down go to sleep)
A couple of friends and I got it into our heads to sorta do NaNoWriMo this year. Except "sorta" in that we're not all writing novels. A bunch of us have assorted writing projects, and this seemed like an excellent way to use the time and cheer each other on as we did it.

My project? To actually write the pre-alpha rev of my newest tabletop setting: fantasy Asian wuxia and elemental mages. I think I've mentioned it before. (I had to start a BibTeX file for bibliographic references, because this thing is forcing me to pull from university libraries. The friend who is helping me acquire those "halped" by sharing some of the more fascinating parts of Tang era Chinese sex practices she'd found in one of the books. My friends, the most halpful.)

Anyway, since I mentioned the BibTeX thing, I'm also trying to figure out the best way of organizing all sorts of random material I scribble down before I commit it to a giant LaTeX document. I've been using a Moleskine and considered a pack of index cards, but the Moleskeine is getting annoying to flip through and annotate for continued pages when I want to append ideas, and my bedroom floor is already a mess and doesn't need index cards added to it for me to trip over.

I think I want something that lets me tack virtual, infinitely long Post-It notes to my computer screen, so I can reorganize them into pretty patterns with string to make the information flow right. (Oh god, the skill web is going to be a nightmare to design without something like this.)

I remember someone once upon a time mentioning Scrivener, and apparently they have a Windows version now. I downloaded a trial, but I was glancing at the tutorial and I'm not sure this is what I want. I'm specifically not writing a novel or a report. On the other hand, I'm writing lots of little parts that I can hopefully collate later, and Scrivener might keep track of it all. I really need to see if it can export into LaTeX and if it understands BibTeX, because that'd be super. Has anyone used this software? How is it? Can I make it do what I want with corkboard webs on the computer?

Is there any other examples of document writing software like this? I don't even know what to call it.

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