Scrivening a New Scrivener

July 18, 2017 | 1

“The last thing your creative brain needs is a klaxon shouting WRONG while you’re in the middle of a creative thought. Eventually, as you use Neo, you’ll stop thinking about spelling and typos. This will push your creativity to the next level. You can always step through a spell check any time you like. But not while you’re writing.” Hugh Howey, author of the Wool series, proposes a new word processor called Neo.“I’m currently talking with programmers and consultants on how to get this done,” he writes on his blog, describing the application’s potential features. “Might be a decade before anything comes to light, so don’t hold your breath. But I’m willing to invest the time and money to make this a reality.” Pair with programmer Philip Hopkins‘s meditation on code and writing.

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One comment:

  1. The article is about vaporware and the developer even admits it might take 10 yrs to develop (which is another way of saying he isn’t very motivated). Spell check can be disabled. To create a no-distraction Scrivener environment, hide the Binder and the Inspector and choose either Composition Mode or Full Screen mode.

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