I have just started out with writing CYOA in Twine 2. A lot of resources on the web say it was the most straightforward. However, right from the start I find the following very cumbersome and I started to wonder: Am I using this tool in the wrong way?
Twine 2 comes with the most basic text editor I have ever seen. It doesn’t even have a search functionality which makes editing longer passages quite difficult. Yes there is a search-and-replace functionality for the twine story but this is certainly not what you want when text editing a single chapter. Also: It doesn’t have a spell checker. How in the world are you going to produce something useful and readable from such an editor? The proofing feature is a joke as well: Am I supposed to seek each error and typo in the serialized version of my story and then back trace every single error I notice? This seems very inefficient as well.
So, I wonder: As an author, are you supposed to do all the writing first in an external tool with better editing capabilities and then copy-past the passages into Twine before compiling the story? If I want this, should I use Twee2 instead? Is it possible to use Twine2/Twee2 on the same story interchangebly?
Why did the Twine developers not think of a way to let users edit passages in their favorite text editor? This should not be hard to realize at all, and would solve so many problems as there are plenty of excellent text editors out there.
I am grateful for any comments on this!