Ode to Netbooks

Posted on Sat 23 September 2017 in Articles • Tagged with netbooks, laptops, tablets, productivity • 3 min read

A query from my mother makes me reflect on the death of netbooks and look at the devices that have replaced them for the mobile text warrior.

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A Bridge too Far

Posted on Fri 30 June 2017 in Articles • Tagged with productivity, day one, subscriptions, saas • 5 min read

More and more software developers are turning to subscription-based business models but what does that mean for content creators when your faced with renting the tools of your trade.

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Tools of the trade

Posted on Mon 26 June 2017 in News • Tagged with tools, productivity • 1 min read

I write up a running description of the tools I use to get things done.

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Posted on Wed 21 June 2017 in Articles • Tagged with workflows, productivity, automation • 3 min read

I briefly describe the DIY automation workflows I use on iOS.

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Not Invented Here

Posted on Mon 20 February 2017 in Articles • Tagged with writing, development, productivity • 3 min read

Tools and process is important but sometimes it's better to use what you have instead of reinventing the wheel. I contemplate the Not Invented Here phenomenon and try to curb my own proclivities.

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Using Collections for Scrivener Word Counts

Posted on Fri 11 November 2016 in Tutorials • Tagged with scrivener, nanowrimo, tips, productivity • 2 min read

I show you how to use collections and metadata tags to get your Nanowrimo word count in a Scrivener Project

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Mobile Writing

Posted on Wed 02 November 2016 in Articles • Tagged with productivity, mobile, gear, scrivener, nanowrimo • 3 min read

I wax technological about portable writing setups past and present.

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Turning Gedit into a Markdown IDE

Posted on Sun 15 November 2015 in Articles • Tagged with productivity, markdown, gedit • 5 min read

I got an iPad mini not so long ago, mostly on the strength of the excellent Editorial app and to keep one foot in the door with Apple's services, which my wife and I find quite useful.

With Editorial, I can build workflows that let me work the way I …

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Outlining in OPML in Linux

Posted on Mon 10 August 2015 in Tutorials • Tagged with productivity, markdown, outlining • 8 min read

A couple of posts ago, I wrote about how I've moved entirely to a markdown-based, Dropbox centric workflow. To clarify, I've used markdown for a quite a while with new projects but relied on Scrivener for legacy stuff. Even with new projects I was using Json, CSV and I even …

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New ideas and a new workflow

Posted on Mon 29 June 2015 in Articles • Tagged with Weaver of Dreams, productivity, markdown, outlining • 4 min read

For some time, I've been cogitating about redrafting my first novel, Weaver of Dreams and earlier this month I finally got around to starting the process. Revisiting an old, and arguably an important work from my formative years as a novelist, has been both challenging and interesting.

I've long felt …

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