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Writing in Atom


I’ve switched to yet another writing program for this novella. Now I’m using Atom, the programmer’s editor from the creators of GitHub. Basically, I’m a nerd and I love using programming tools to write my fiction. While this editor was not designed to write prose, it handles that task pretty good. I like how all my files are arranged in the tree to the left and it lets me view them as a web page with included images for the character descriptions. When I’m done with my draft I can export every scene into clean HTML files which can then be cut and pasted into Sigil for ebook creation.

The only hard part is going to be stitching them all up into one file. I may avoid that step by doing my editing in Sigil. Stay tuned to find out if I figure that bit out or not.