Heh, your second example can only come from a writer who never read an actual novel first
Anyway, if you write for profession, you might need a proper monitor for it too.
The biggest writers in history never needed any "tools" but pen and paper.
I don't remember having heard the name of James Patterson before.
Steady output requires discipline and organisation. The greatest Finnish writer for example was also the most productive. His discipline was to write ten pages a day. Ten pages filled, he would stop half a sentence and continue next day where he had left off. His ideas (and received orders, yes there were those) were of course organised too.
Who's talking about needing?
I don't believe that Art can be generated from such a method.
I heard many great authors to refer to writing as a painful and chaotic process, not an organized and clean writing assembly line.
Neither do I. No method guarantees production of Art. It's just that method guarantees production. What gets produced depends on the user of the method.
Literature to be dominated by the empty low-medium classes colaborationists... with a little help from my computer...
it turned out that Geany is the closest thing to Notepad++ on Linux. And Notepad++ is of course the best thing ever.
What exactly do you mean by ugly line? Over by the line numbering? The line numbering itself?
:q and :wq are the most important I'd say
What I still miss is an editor with a BBCode highlight, the kind of code written for forum posts like this one. BBCode should be childishly simple to highlight, but somehow I have not noticed anyone doing it.
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