In other posts, I've raved about Writely, the free, web-based alternative to Microsoft Word. It's simple, reliable, and did I mention it's free? Just go to www.writely.com and Bob's your uncle... though thankfully not Microsoft Bob.
The success of Writely has inspired a number of web-based tools, including one for screenwriters. It's called Script Buddy, and you can find it (where else?) at www.scriptbuddy.com. There is no fee to write and store your scripts, but there is a $5 a month membership fee if you'd like to export them to PDF's. Seems reasonable.
The interface is a little awkward, unless I'm missing something. It seems to take an extra click or two to move from one element to another. Still, it works well and it's free... and if you're a beginning screenwriter without a lot of extra cash -- and is there any other kind? -- Script Buddy is a good way to get started.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
at 10:58 AM