Scope and a painful lesson learnt

Posted on Tue 19 September 2017 in Journal • Tagged with Weaver of Dreams, structure, writing • 4 min read

After a week of reflecting on my novel's scope, I decide the re-write has strayed too far from my original vision.


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Why I didn't buy AppleCare

Posted on Thu 14 September 2017 in Articles • Tagged with AppleCare, MacBook, iMac, iPad • 3 min read

I let my MacBook Air's warranty expire without buying AppleCare and contemplate a shift from laptops to an iMac and iPad combination


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Blogging with RSS and Workflow

Posted on Wed 13 September 2017 in Articles • Tagged with blogging, automation, Workflow, RSS, Twitter • 3 min read

After being called out on Twitter, I briefly describe how I use RSS and Workflow as blogger's duct tape and Swiss Army Knife.


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Being Celtic

Posted on Fri 08 September 2017 in Articles • Tagged with history, archaeology, linguistics, identity, mythology • 7 min read

Language and culture shape our identity and I contemplate the modern Celtic misnomer and the boiling pot of history, archaeology and linguistics from whence it came.


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Weaver marathon no-more

Posted on Wed 06 September 2017 in Journal • Tagged with Weaver of Dreams, writing, Nanowrimo, blogging • 3 min read

I fall short of my self-imposed word-count and deadline for finishing Weaver of Dreams but decide I rather enjoy journalling my writing.


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A Scrivener user reviews Ulysses

Posted on Fri 01 September 2017 in Articles • Tagged with Scrivener, Ulysses, macOS, iOS, review • 17 min read

I try Ulysses for several weeks and give my impressions as long-term Scrivener user. I'm impressed and ask myself if I could use it for my writing.


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A second thought on subscriptions

Posted on Mon 28 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with subscriptions, software • 3 min read

I give more thoughts about the subscription-based software after getting underway with my Ulysses review and listening to the latest Mac Power Users


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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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