Getting Ready For NaNoWriMo 2016 Step 3: Hands-On Tools - Text Editors

Okay, so we've already talked about why Plain Text files and Markdown is the way to go. I rambled on and on about the different gadgets I like to use when I'm writing. It's time to get into some specifics regarding the software I use, and if we're going to travel down that particular rabbit hole, we're going to have to talk about text editors.

Getting Ready For NaNoWriMo 2016 - New Project Prologue

Everyone hates prologues. At least, if all of the articles I've read online are to believed, everyone hates them. Still, despite this accepted wisdom, or maybe in spite of it, I've decided that my next project needs to start with a short prologue to set the mood for what lies ahead.


Getting Ready For NaNoWriMo 2016 - Step 1: Plain Text and Markdown

I skipped the idea part. That's usually born from a combination of insomnia, listening to far too many podcasts, and just paying attention to the people I pass on the street while going to and from work. So, we'll skip that and go straight to the writing process.

After years of fiddling with a variety of word processors, trying to find the perfect one that suits my needs, I eventually made the switch to writing in plain text using Markdown-style formatting. There are a couple of reasons for this: