From the very beginning of my downloading the initial Highland release, I’ve used it for much more than screenplay writing. It’s a great place to hammer out the bones of a story, no matter the story’s final form.
Highland 2 takes this use case and runs with it. There are templates for fountain (screenplays, stage plays, multi-cam (for sitcoms) and graphic novels; there is a boatload of markdown templates including film pitch treatments, novels, journals and a lot more; and of course, plain text.
There are tools for working with the document overview, for pushing yourself to write more (goals, etc.). And it exports to .rtf, .fdx (Final Draft) and more.
I’ve hardly touched the surface of what Highland 2 can do, but I have to emphasize that its many capabilities are well organized and presented. I’ve not once felt overwhelmed with (ahem) options.
The app is rock solid. I have not been able to break the beta. I can see it becoming my primary writing app.
Out with the old
A Stromberg-style guitar gets some much-needed attention.
An update to the splendid screenwriting app Slugline showed up today (Friday, March 17, 2017).
The ‘bug fixes’ portion of the release notes has some good stuff:
“Undo-ing the creation of a Character/Dialog pair no longer inserts random garbage into your screenplay.
‘That’s my job,’ you joked, but, hey, take it easy on yourself. That kind of self-doubt adds up.”
“When reverting to a saved document, the ‘Loading’ spinner should go away now, rather than stay there for four to eight years.”
A pragmatic ghost. Represents the dead.
Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge this week—OK, almost two years ago—is called “Spin The Wheel”.
I used a random number generator to come up with 10, 7, 2 for items within three specified categories hes set out.
Subgenre: Southern gothic. Setting: On the surface of a comet. Must feature: Magical foodstuff.
So yes, if I were to do Wendigs Flash Fiction challenge this weekI would have to _generate 1000 words of Southern gothic, set on the surface of a comet. AND featuring magical foodstuff_.
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But I’m finding this app to be, well, more friendly for posting than the WordPress site itself.
Now — back to writing. Or tonight, eating. Slow-cooked beef ribs, polenta and roasted broccoli.
Control your envy.