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Prolifiko - the pocket writing coach

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th September 2017
Writing is easy. Writing anything semi-decent is hard. But what most non-writers don’t consider is what could be considered the hardest part of all: actually making yourself sit down and put words on your paper or screen. The best writers in the world would never have been heard of if they hadn’t sat down and made themselves write in the first place, day after day, no matter their mood...
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Happy Scribe - the tool that transcribes interviews from speech to text in a matter of minutes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th August 2017
If you have ever transcribed so much as a single quote from a pitch video or the like, you will know that it can be both trickier and more time consuming than it first may appear. You probably had to play those 2 or 3 seconds a few times, clicking back too far in the video and then not far enough, before you were sure you’d got the simple sentence down word for word. Imagine then transcribin...
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Startup of the Week - Inkpact

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th August 2015
Whilst digital marketing is an absolute essential for all businesses these days, there is still a place for things which are a tad more traditional. What’s more, embracing the traditional can be a surefire way of helping a business stand out from the crowd. This is in fact what our latest Startup of the Week is on a mission to achieve. Inkpact is an innovative new service which specialises...
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Startup of the Week - Scriggler

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th November 2014
If writing’s your thing then you’ll know only too well how much of a challenge it can be to get your work out there into the public domain - it’s the same whether you write poetry or political opinion pieces. Whilst the increase in self publishing and blogging platforms have of course helped, growing an audience for your work can still be a major issue for many aspiring writers. ...
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Startup of the Week - Connu

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2014
Since it’s World Book Day we felt it was only right that we choose a startup that’s making waves in the literary world to be our latest Startup of the Week - and by choosing Connu that’s just what we’ve done. Connu is a reading app which aims to highlight and raise awareness of some of the best new ‘under-the-radar’ writers out there. On a weekly basis, promin...
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Startup of the Week - Plotagon

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th November 2013
If you’ve ever dabbled in writing stories, you’ve perhaps at one point or another wondered how your story would look if it was ever transferred to the big screen.Well, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week, the world of “Lights, Camera, Action” has just got a little closer… Plotagon is a new tool which lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written ...
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Becoming a Self Publisher

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2013
Becoming a Self Publisher... Ross Harrison is a writer and self-publisher of science fantasy who has been an avid writer since childhood. We chatted with Ross about how he took his hobby for writing and turned it into a career, how he fights writers block, and what tips he has for other aspiring writers on how to make money from writing - that after all can be a tough nut to crack... So Ross, go...
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Startup of the Week - Yarny

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th June 2013
One of the biggest problems that writers face, even the most accomplished ones, is the problem of things getting in the way - yes - distractions. It’s probably the reason why most writers have their own little spaces away from everyone and everything where they can let those creative juices flow. However as we all know writers have regular lives too so it’s not always possible to ...
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Startacus - Contributors Wanted!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th July 2012
In a nutshell...Startacus wants you! We are currently looking to build up our team of writers and that is where you come in! You might love writing but simply don’t have the time to manage your own blog, you may have something to say and would love the world to hear or you may simply be looking to raise your own online writing portfolio. Whatever your reason, we would love to hear from ...
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An invitation to “self interview” and “guest write” for Startacus...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th July 2012
An invitation to “self interview” and “guest write” for Startacus...Who can take part? At Startacus we are keen to give us much ‘airtime’ as possible to fellow self starters. Understandably not everyone can be featured, but we will consider every member who has a story to tell or some advice to share. The benefits of guest writing for Startacus are obvious - fre...
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