Linux for creative writers

Creative writing tools in Linux

Creative writing is any form of writing which is written with the creativity of mind: fiction writing, poetry writing, creative nonfiction writing and more. The purpose is to express something, whether it be feelings, thoughts, or emotions. Creative writing can technically be considered any writing of original composition. In this sense, creative writing is a more contemporary and process-oriented name for what has been traditionally called literature, including the variety of its genres. These wrote Wikipedia and Writer’s Treasure.

Apart from the creative writing thesis, I found that reading some good books about creative writing helps but doesn’t solve. Better is the cure of the creative ambient, especially the computerized ambient.

Mix different sounds and create your perfect environment helps to improve focus, increase productivity and reduce stress. So, try noisli. It’s perfect to write and also to code.

Anyway, there’s a lot more for creative writers (and creative coders) in Linux world. If you, like me, don’t like to be disturbed by the program interface during writing, you can try the amazing FocusWriter. It’s fabulous opensource application to edit and write your text in a zero distraction contest. If you are (not me!) a skilled programmer, you can use vim, the opensource swiss-knife text editor.

If you’re already writing the great novel of your life, you need something harder. Try the beta version (before it become a paid software!) of Scrivener. And enjoy it!

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