From one beginner to another

I let my Blog down

OK, I’ve really let myself down by not taking care of my blog since before Christmas. I blame it on a mixture of things:
Health
Holidays
Lack of time
Starting a new Novel - “Inner World”.

There’s no real excuse though and it all goes back to inspiration.
I decided over Christmas to put “Driven Range” on the back burner and start on my Novel. The main reason for this was due to the developer of “SceneWriter Pro” losing all his hard work in preparation for the release of “SceneWriter Pro 5”. I can’t imagine a worse time for your HD to fry.
I was so looking forward to continuing ‘Driven Rage’ in the newly developed SWP 5. As it happened the SWP developer did me a big favour. You see there comes a time where you need to put a work down and come back to it later if development dries up. So this gave me the opportunity to start on a new project, which I decided to produce using Pages on my iPad. ‘inner World’ is my latest venture, which is going really well.
I would like to mention at this point, that I did take a look at other screenwriting apps from Celtx and Scrivener to Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriter, but I couldn’t find any other that gave me the satisfaction SWP provided.

The other day I thought I’d take a look at ‘SceneWriter Pro’ to see if it had been updated, it hadn’t. For some reason I decided to have a quick look at the SWP website. Low and behold I spotted a link for a new app by the same developer.
It turns out that the developer of ‘SceneWriter Pro’ has re-written his beloved app and given it a new name:
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This is pure inspiration. At last, my perfect screenwriting app that I can print and export from. For me ‘Movie Draft’ has a simple and comfortable interface yet powerful. Most importantly it gives me the option to build my screenplay scene by scene. There are also some really exciting features on the horizon and I believe this app will become a scriptwriters tool to recon with.

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‘Movie Draft’ is currently only available for Mac (OSX) platform on the App store.
I will be working in MovieDraft over the next couple of days, providing the developer with feedback. The MovieDraft website is a good place to start for newbies, where you will find good quality video tutorials, not that you’ll need them because the app is a breeze to use.

In conclusion I would like to wish Mark the best of luck in inspiring others to write successful screenplays and look forward to creating some work I can be proud of.