1. RoryOswinOswald's Avatar
    I have tons of short story idea going round and round in my head but I have never been good at getting them down on paper. I seem to lack important skills when it comes to writing, like understanding proper grammar and punctuation. I know how to spell, so I guess that's a plus but I need something that isn't going to write it for me or give me ideas, but help me correct my grammar and punctuation.
    04-12-2015 07:10 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Microsoft Office Word makes all kinds of suggestions as you type. Not just as a spell checker, but Grammar and Sentence Structure as well as Punctuation.

    I'm on Office 2010 and it really is much improved over previous versions.

    Mind you, it is still geared toward business correspondence and need not be followed stringently on all suggestions when writing creatively. For instance if you write as a narrator who uses dialectic speech patterns it will have a fit. You'll quickly grock when to listen to Word and when not to as you get more practice.

    The best tool is you. Practice. Set aside a period of time to write each day or two and stick to it even if you get very little done. Train your brain that "now is the time to write it out." Join a forum dedicated to the types of things you are interested in writing about and try posting some stories and getting some feedback.

    If you rely too much on mechanics your writing will feel mechanical to the readers.
  3. Jazmac's Avatar
    To write stories using your phone?
    04-12-2015 07:19 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Microsoft Office Word makes all kinds of suggestions as you type. Not just as a spell checker, but Grammar and Sentence Structure as well as Punctuation.

    I'm on Office 2010 and it really is much improved over previous versions.

    Mind you, it is still geared toward business correspondence and need not be followed stringently on all suggestions when writing creatively. For instance if you write as a narrator who uses dialectic speech patterns it will have a fit. You'll quickly grock when to listen to Word and when not to as you get more practice.

    The best tool is you. Practice. Set aside a period of time to write each day or two and stick to it even if you get very little done. Train your brain that "now is the time to write it out." Join a forum dedicated to the types of things you are interested in writing about and try posting some stories and getting some feedback.

    If you rely too much on mechanics your writing will feel mechanical to the readers.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-12-2015 10:04 PM
  5. tapehead's Avatar
    If you're looking for a Scrivener-like app for Windows Phone, you'll be disappointed, unfortunately. :(
    04-13-2015 06:56 AM
  6. rodney0905's Avatar
    OneNote works pretty well for these sort of things. This is where it would be nice to have some of the apps the iPhone has. It has a ton of apps made specially for this.

    ON will allow you to have separate notebooks for ideas, stories, etc. I love it.
    04-13-2015 08:58 PM

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