Until yesterday I knew nothing about him. Today, I can report to those who share my ignorance that Thoth, aka Djehuty, is an Egyptian god said to have invented writing, the measuring of time, music, magic, art, medicine, mathematics and astronomy. He started out as an ibis, but later became a baboon. And he was the lord of the moon. Here’s a picture of him from Wikipedia:
The talented Thoth’s entry into my life came about because I am writing a novel which has absolutely nothing at all to do with Egyptian gods.
It’s the fault of WriteItNow, the writers’ software that just keeps out-performing itself with each new version, after you thought it couldn’t possibly be better than it already was. Version 4 will knock your socks off! Quick to download and install, extremely user-friendly, packed with features, and AMAZINGLY INEXPENSIVE!
There are other programs on the market for writers – some costing hundreds of pounds, some highly complicated to understand, some free but fairly limited – but I have found that WriteItNow stands tall amongst the rest. The user interface is clean, self-explanatory and fuss-free, with tabs for chapters, ideas, characters, notes, locations, events; relationship charts and timelines; readability statistics, thesaurus, and so many other useful features that it would take me half a day to list them all. Finished stories can be exported in rtf, pdf, txt and html formats.
WriteItNow includes a long and ever-growing list of free add-ons to download which provide information on personality types, locations, names, and if asked will generate from them characters and events. These are great if you want to give the imagination a little jolt. One of the add-ons is The Gods of Ancient Egypt, which in an idle moment I clicked on. And that is where Thoth came in, and led me into a happy couple of hours reading up on Egyptian mythology.
I would like to stress that I have no affiliation with WriteItNow other than as a delighted user who would like to share with other writers this true gem. A guided tour, user reviews, and a free demo download for Windows or Mac is available here.