Chris Rosser

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Winter Fantasy Promotion
News

Winter Fantasy Promotion

Sat 12 January 2019

Find your next favourite urban fantasy, paranormal romance, or sci-fi romance.

1 mins
What's new for 2019
News

What's new for 2019

Sat 12 January 2019

I share my plans for 2019. It's a lot, probably too much, but I'm going to give it my all!

4 mins
Why I switched to G-Suite
Articles

Why I switched to G-Suite

Tue 08 January 2019

After years spent hosting my own email server, I migrate to Google's G-suite for business. I'm not looking back!

3 mins
Wall Street’s Rotten Apple
Articles

Wall Street’s Rotten Apple

Fri 04 January 2019

The morning news says our stock market will take a beating and it's all Apple's fault. I reflect how silly the world is, and offer my two cents on why Apple is in trouble, through my own experiences as an Apple user.

7 mins
Screen-free Sunday
Journal

Screen-free Sunday

Tue 01 January 2019

After trialling scree-free Sunday for most of December, I decide to continue it into 2019, and use the opportunity to reconnect with some of the neglected domains in my life.

2 mins
2018, a year in review
Journal

2018, a year in review

Sun 23 December 2018

As I slowly right the ship after the November write-off, I contemplate how I did in 2018. I give myself a pat on the back and tease a little about 2019.

2 mins
Top 3 world-building tips
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Top 3 world-building tips

Sat 15 December 2018

Author Renée Gendron asked me on Twitter my top three world-building tips. Here’s the slightly longer answer than 240 characters!

4 mins
New Doctor, new direction
Reviews

New Doctor, new direction

Thu 13 December 2018

After watching the finale of Doctor Who Season 11, I contemplate how theme and social issues have replaced story-arcs as the show's driving narrative force and what that means for the franchise.

5 mins
Where November went
Journal

Where November went

Mon 10 December 2018

I lament a disastrous November and aborted Nanowrimo campaign, while flying to Sydney for work. Man...I'm looking forward to the holidays!

2 mins
Generating Medieval City Maps
Reviews

Generating Medieval City Maps

Sun 11 November 2018

I finally answer a reader's question and follow up my popular review of three open-source overland map generators with a review of a great little Medieval City Map Generator for the web.

5 mins
Updating Nanowrimo Wordcount with Siri Shortcuts
Tutorials

Updating Nanowrimo Wordcount with Siri Shortcuts

Mon 05 November 2018

I share a workflow for Siri Shortcuts that lets you update your Nanowrimo word count from your iPhone or iPad

5 mins
Fancy world-building handouts (advanced!)
Tutorials

Fancy world-building handouts (advanced!)

Sat 29 September 2018

Part 2 of my tutorial on making fancy world-building handouts. This time I'm refining my process and adding some automation to make things run a little smoother.

10 mins