The perils of proprietary formats

Posted on Thu 04 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with wiki, dropbox, voodoopad, proprietary software • 1 min read

A few days ago, I went looking for an old world-building project I created with VoodooPad. I found it but unfortunately I could not get the file to open. Fortunately, I had exported the files to HTML several years ago, so I didn't lose any work.

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Separating Concerns

Posted on Sun 25 September 2016 in Articles • Tagged with scrivener, worldbuilding, OneNote, wiki • 4 min read

On Thursday (15th) I tweeted the question asking whether your story's world building source files should be stored in Scrivener or outside of it. By source files, I mean our character sheets, location descriptions and the other myriad of information writers collect and draft as part of the discovery and …


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