Automating my publishing system

Posted on Wed 23 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with automation, Pelican, Zapier, IFTTT, Python, blogging • 5 min read

I detail how a hardware failure and a Zapier mishap led me to automate my publishing process.


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Day twenty-one -- Weaver Marathon

Posted on Mon 21 August 2017 in Journal • Tagged with writing, Weaver of Dreams, cooking • 2 min read

21 days down and another important scene drafted. Sunday is turning out to be my favourite day of the week.


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How I structure novels in Scrivener

Posted on Sat 19 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with Scrivener, structures, Ulysses, Weaver of Dreams • 3 min read

After reading Matt Gemmell's post on structuring his novel Changer in Ulysses, I take up his open offer to describe how I organise my novel in Scrivener.


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On Marriage Equality

Posted on Fri 18 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with marriage equality, human rights, politics, religion • 8 min read

An opinion piece in The Age makes me angry enough to break my self-imposed embargo on political writing and describe why I will vote Yes for marriage equality.


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New Twitter Handle

Posted on Fri 18 August 2017 in News • Tagged with Twitter • 2 min read

I change my Twitter handle for a third (and hopefully) last time.


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Portable Writing Nook

Posted on Thu 17 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with Brydge, iPad, review, writing • 4 min read

After almost 15 years, I finally find the right combination of hardware and software to create my (almost) perfect portable writing nook.


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Day fifteen - Weaver marathon

Posted on Tue 15 August 2017 in Journal • Tagged with Weaver of Dreams, writing • 1 min read

I'm still plugging away at the novel despite catching the bug the rest of my family had as well as having teething problems with my new publication process.


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Comments and reader engagement

Posted on Tue 15 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with Comments, Blogging, Pelican, Disqus, Community • 4 min read

I contemplate whether I should resume the comments feature to my website and blog.


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Building Bots

Posted on Sat 12 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with bots, automation, Twitter, Facebook, Zapier, development, python • 4 min read

After a comical disaster with Zapier, I contemplate creating my own bot to manage my publishing workflow


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Ulysses succumbs

Posted on Fri 11 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with Ulysses, Scrivener, subscriptions • 3 min read

Two months after my anti-subscription rant, popular writing tool, Ulysses adopts the same model across macOS and iOS.


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