collaborative writing

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  • January 8, 2009

Mixedink.comTraditionally speaking, writers are something of a peculiar breed. No, that is too risky a generalization – a line must be drawn between those who write prose and those who write poetry.

I can’t recall right now whether it was the Nobel laureate W.B. Yeats or his father who claimed that prose is the language of sociable spirits, while poetry is the voice of solitary souls – whoever it was from that incredibly talented family, he couldn’t have hit the nail more squarely on the head.

I was reminded of all this when looking at this site. You see, this new online resource enables authors to collaborate with others and come up with a text which has input from users everywhere. Such an approach can only apply to prose writing – I share Yeats’ vantage point. Poets are people who need a truly private space (“A room of their own”, to quote Ms. Woolf), and such a tool would never work out for them. Poetry, by definition, is the result of an inner conflict that is solely resolved within one’s own self. Prose has a way out when the dilemma becomes collective.

As such, this online resource adheres to its tagline of “Many people – one voice” by letting users collaborate in fields like citizen journalism, news articles and blog posts. Moreover, it is possible to ask for the advice of fellow internauts as regards texts for petitions and related documents. This service is provided at no cost whatsoever, too, so it can be said that MixedInk can help out more than a handful of people all over the world.

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More – Collaborative Screenwriting Online

  • March 10, 2008

Zhura.comWriting a script can be difficult but it is a worthwhile experience. If you are looking for a way to simplify the writing task, you can stop by to find out all about Scripped, a free screenwriting software. Also, you can join an online screenwriting community. is often visited by many professional screenwriters looking for a way to write movie scripts easily. If you are one of them, you can use this website to learn about a screenwriting tool that lets you write movie scripts online. In addition, you can find data about script competitions and you can learn how to make money writing scripts.

Are you looking for screenplay writing applications? If that is so, on you can find a free screenplay writing software that can help you write screenplays. To sum up, if you are interested in becoming a professional screenwriter, this website might be worth a try.

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More – Collaborative Writing Made Easy

  • February 23, 2008

xyWrite.itxyWrite is a new collaborative writing tool brought to you by GotThingsDone. The plain, elegant interface consists of a note pad like editing screen.

Text must be formatted using Textile, as there is no toolbar with options for italics, bold, headers, or lists etc. Instead, there’s a formatting guide right beside the text screen. More formatting details are accessible via a link which opens in a separate window. Versions can be saved or erased completely. You’ll be given a link for later access of each document. If you’ve invited others to collaborate, you’ll be able to see what changes they’ve made as well, along with comments if any. Documents may be export to html, pdf and rtf.

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More – Format and Collaborate On Your Screenplay

  • August 1, 2007

PlotBot.comMaking screenplays fit into the format that they are supposed to be in can be a real pain to try to do with Microsoft Word. Its no big deal for the big dogs, they surely just have their assistant take care of it.

But what about the aspiring playwright who can’t afford to outsource it and doesn’t have an assistant yet? Up until now, he was out of luck. But now with the advent of a screenwriter can just type in the info and the website will arrange it an put it in order for them. No downloads, no software, nothing. Simply type in the text and it gets formatted; another interesting feature the site offer is collaboration, a screenwriter can invite his or her friends to the site to assist in adding to or editing the content online.

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More – Novels Web 2.0 Style

  • June 1, 2007

Novlet.comNovlet is a web application designed to support collaborative writing of non-linear stories in any language. With Novlet you will be able to read stories written by other users, create your own ones, and choose the plot you like most from several alternatives.

Novlet stories are divided in passages, text sections usually made of a few paragraphs: users can continue stories or add alternative storylines by creating their passages after existing ones.

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