Malden, Gelderland Netherlands (PressExposure) November 28, 2006 -- Strephon Kaplan-Williams, a well-published writer in non-fiction, said, âI realized that in wanting to write fiction I had to master, not only todayâs best software, I had to bring together the story-craft of over fifty writing books and courses into one useful interface for writing novels, memoirs and screen plays. I succeeded in doing this after six years of fiction-writing study and practice.â
This is a first in information processing because The Writerâs Interface is created based on the need for end users to be able to use a complicated piece of software and have the body of writing tools available to them through integration with their softwareâs functions.
âIn todayâs information processing world,â says Kaplan-Williams, âsoftware has become too complex for the average user to use more than thirty percent of its capability without engaging in a long and intellect-demanding learning curve. Thus the need for a professional to study and write the interface for complex modern software.â
Moreâs Law And Strephonâs Law
Kaplan-Williams went on to say, âMoreâs law indicates that the capacity of computers doubles every two years. We can add in Strephonâs Law, that the complexity of user software doubles every five years. The other corollary of Strephonâs laws is that the capacity of end users to use new software declines at inverse ratio to the increase in software functions and complexity.â
âThus the need for professionals to write software interfaces that lessen the learning curve for the end user and give heightened capacity to use the new software.â
âSoftware designers give only basic user interface capability in help files, tutorials and forums. Nor do software designers have the knowledge the end user needs in using the software to produce end product.â
âThus the need for professional interface designers for complex software. External book manuals do not help the end user solve the problem of software use because a book manual still has to be translated into software use by the end user who is not that familiar with the software. Thus The Writerâs Interface, a 92,000 word digital interface used directly as an interactive file was created for the WriteItNow software, the first time this has ever been done in the information processing, computing world.â
The Writerâs Interface is now available for sale directly from the author at his blog site: The Writerâs Interface blog, [http://thewritersinterface.wordpress.com/] and through the WriteItNow software site at http://www.ravensheadservices.com/. Free demos are available. The Writerâs Interface costs 19.95 dollars and its companion software, WriteItNow, costs 37.50 dollars. They are worth every dollar in knowledge gained in writing a novel. (3000 words)
Strephon Kaplan-Williams is the author of other publishing firsts: In 1980 he published The Jungian-Senoi Dreamwork Manual, the first ever manual for working with dreams. In 1991 he published the first Dream Cards with Simon and Schuster, and had a best seller on his hands at 110,000 copies sold around the world at the time. He is now the first ever to publish a full software userâs interface to produce âend product,â a book.
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Finds No Software To Help Him Write A Damn Good Novel
Strephon Kaplan-Williams goes on to say that when he wanted to switch fields to writing fiction from non-fiction, where he was a successfully published writer with over 350,000 books in circulation, he could find no software which could help him, as an editor might help him, write a damn good novel.
He had to take his skills as a professional writer of manuals, and as a creativity psychologist, and write a full 92,000 word, digital interface specifically for the best writerâs organizing software he could find, called WriteItNow for the Mac and Windows PCâs, originating out of Scotland.
Strephon got the OK from the software designer and brought together his writing knowledge from his own experience and from around fifty writing craft books and courses into the one interface, called The Writerâs Interface.
The Writerâs Interface is sold specifically to be used with the WriteItNow, writerâs organizing software, but it can also be printed out as an RTF file in any word processor with the free demo of WriteItNow.
Kaplan-Williams goes on to explain that he has switched from writing book manuscripts for paper and hard cover publication to writing interactive, digital books for use with modern, complex software.
Also, as Kaplan-Williams states, writing craft software, and he has used a number of these programs, have only a minimum of writing craft tools built into them. These are often rigid and basic, and so do not even fulfill the function of a good book on writing a novel.
The Writerâs Interface has changed all this because it is a full digital, interactive book with hundreds of techniques and story structures. What Kaplan-Williams has supplied is the writerâs craft knowledge that should go with the best writerâs software.
October 10, 2006, marks the date of the first sales of The Writerâs Interface, and so marks the first time that a fully comprehensive, end user, interface has been designed and offered to the public.
Kaplan-Williams says, âYou cannot write a book without hundreds of writing craft techniques at your disposal, no matter what writing software designers say. Nor can you learn the full usefulness of modern software without a long learning curve, or a full user interface, of which The Writerâs Interface is the first ever to be published.â
Through the use of The Writerâs Interface with the writing organizing software, WriteItNow, Strephon Kaplan-Williams enables writers to bring their writing and book production to a new level through using this 92,000 word digital interface.