Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Tinkering with artwork

I've been playing around with some artwork ideas today. There's a new image under the description for Character Folio, sort of a magazine style ad, and it also stars the characters from my novella, Life Support.

It's been really good learning about perspective planes (to twist a screenshot of the app), and bringing it all together in my "go to" app for composing all the different elements for this sort of thing, Art Text.

Art Text is a great little program, and has been absolutely irreplaceable when I've been doing things like creating the logos and icons for the apps that I've developed, so a big thank you to everyone at BeLight Software for creating such a useful (and fun!) application.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Update News

There is an update for Savings Jar available now. The headline change is that for those of you who have been asking for the ability to track loftier goals beyond 99 days: go for it!

Savings Jar now supports goals of up to 999 days.

In other news, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is well underway now. If you're feeling the need to do a bit more planning with your story as you write it, then give Subplot or Character Folio a try.

Good luck to everyone taking part in NaNoWriMo this year. Happy writing!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Character Folio Launched

Our third application is available from today, and it's another app that's hopefully going to be very useful for writers: Character Folio.

Character Folio is an easy-to-use program for anyone that wants to capture information about a character they’re creating. Whether you’re a novelist, a screenwriter, a game designer, or even a writer of comic books, Character Folio allows you to store a wealth of information about your characters in one easy-to-manage location.

It uses a tabbed binder metaphor, grouping details about your characters into six different sections: Vitals, Personality, Health, Beliefs, Biography, and Notes. An image library allows you to add different pictures to represent your character as well. A set of reports allows you to export the details for your characters to PDF.

Character Folio Vitals Screen
Character Folio

You can add more than one character per folio - I tend to create one folio per novel/story, and go from there. 

Use Character Folio to help you organise your designs for your characters. There are data fields covering a wide range of character aspects, from their dream job, through to their darkest secret, along with the typical height and weight and descriptive fields.