Seriously, my need for Scrivener is growing every day. But as there is no hope on the horizon for those of us with PC or Linux, I am seeking other alternatives. There isn’t much out there for Linux, which is the OS I really need it for. I do most of my writing on the eeepc and prefer something that will work on that to something for windows. I am also not interested in emulators. Well, scratch that–if a Mac emulator for Linux that worked was available, I would consider it. But emulators generally make me break out in hives.
I tried Writer’s Cafe for a while, but there is no atual word proessor within the program and that made it not as useful. And then at one point it lost a bunch of my data–I was done.
It occurred to me that there might be creative ways to use OpenOffice to get what I need. Essentially, I have a lot of information that I need to access quickly as I write — research notes and websites and names of things and some outline stuff. I need it organized in a good way so it’s easy to enter and find. I need it to me on my local disk cuz I can’t always get to the web and don’t always want to. I think notecards are awesome.
So, I need some organization advice, I guess. What is the best way to gather together all these disparate things in a computer environment that keeps the information I need handy so I don’t have to pause too long and get more writing done?