Creative Writing With The Cut'n'Mix Word Machine

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Cut'n'Mix is a unique word processing application which helps creative writers generate new ideas through the use of different methods of text randomization and manipulation. Cut'n'Mix expands the pallete of tools available to writers with functions not available in standard word processors:

How to get the Cut'n'Mix installer:

In February 2012, Version 5.4 was to be the final release of Cut'n'Mix available for shareware licensing. Later that year Cut'n'Mix ceased to be a commercial "product" with associated bug fixes and technical support... Now, in response to numerous requests, an "as-is" (unsupported), full-function version of Cut'n'Mix is available free of charge:

Cut'n'Mix User Manual (PDF format)

DOWNLOAD Cut'n'Mix V5.4 Installer
(Zipped Windows installer, 6 MB)

And now there is a new permutation of the Cut'n'Mix application which creates random collages from a database of graphic images. Find out more from the...
ROBOCOLLAGE Information Page!

Find out about how the Cut'n'Mix application came to be: from the initial inspiration through the variety of different versions, all is documented in the Cut-up Application Museum.
Mac OS X Version
Many of the word processing functions found in Cut'n'Mix for Windows are now available in a version for Mac computers. Basic functions like text shuffle and mutlitrack text file mixing are included, plus more unique features like "smart replace" (word morpher), shredding, gluing and random fill. The Mac version also introduces better handling of large text files by allowing the user to page through large texts 200 words at a time. To find out more about the Mac version functions or download a copy that will run on Mac OS X, go to:

Mac Version of Cut'n'Mix.
Tutorials, Demos, Creative Writing Resources

Cut'n'Mix User Guide Videos
Watch video clips demonstrating Cut'n'Mix functions.
Check out the Cut'n'Mix answer to "magnetic poetry", with the virtual paper and scissors style Cut-up Laboratory. To find out how Cut'nMix helps you astound, confuse and impress the groundlings, try Shakespeare's Brain . To read texts submitted by Cut 'n' Mix users over the years, there is a listing of Experimental Texts. Read a review of a recent film about Brion Gysin, the Canadian artist who is often credited as being the inventor of the "cut-up" method of creative writing. The film is centered around another of his creative inventions used to help expand consciousness and open the doors of perception: The Dream Machine. revists a classic text by Edward de Bono: The Use of Lateral Thinking explains how logical, "vertical" thinking constrains the creative process. Creative writers need to throw a wrench in the works to get over writer's block (and other impediments to the imagination). As de Bono himself explains: "It is not possible to look in a different direction by looking harder in the same direction." For a listing of links to other sites featuring subject matter relating to cut-up or experimental writing tools and techniques, check out the resources page. To find out more about the creator of Cut'n'Mix, get to know C.P.Bryan.