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"I begin with writing the first sentence – and trusting to Almighty God for the second." I used to do it like this, but I get stuck in an extravagant muddle.


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There is no One True Way. Every writer is different. Even the same writer may have two different approaches to two different books (or series). JK Rowling plotted out the entire seven-book Harry Potter series in her head on a train ride before writing them, but is still working on the Robert Galbraith books (which, so far as I know, do not encompass a ...


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Windows will already do this for you if you just turn on the search contents option. -Open any folder -Go to Tools / Folder Options -Select the Search Tab -Check the radio button for Always search file names and contents. The search will take longer than normal and the results aren't going to be really beautiful, but it'll give you what you want. If ...


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The Literary Machine (http://www.literarymachine.com/) is exactly about storing, finding, and connecting lots of small texts (and more). I never used it much, but the concept was very nice, so it is not really a recommendation, but a research hint. It is local, not server, Windows, I presume. The current version is free (see the download page) but a little ...


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I haven't used it for exactly this kind of thing, but I'd recommend Confluence. It's a wiki software that does full-text searching of everything in it (even attached files). I use it primarily for storing a large collection of PDFs. It's fast, and it's intended to be installed on a server. The $10 for the cheapest license is very affordable for the ...


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I use Evernote and MS One Note for all of my writing work. You can make separate/unlimited notebooks for everything, save web pages and items from the web. You are also able to search all your text in both. You are able to make audio files in both that you are also able to search. In Evernote, you are able to create tags for all of your work that makes ...


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I was also searching for a similar tool that would help me in organizing my characters. I stumbled upon Charahub in one of the sites that I visited. You can add a lot of things about each character and also connect them to other characters. There is also an option to group your characters (i.e. group them according to family name). Charachub has free and ...



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