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Generating Medieval City Maps
Generating Medieval City Maps

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  5 min read

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.

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Updating Nanowrimo Wordcount with Siri Shortcuts
Updating Nanowrimo Wordcount with Siri Shortcuts

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  5 min read

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

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Fancy world-building handouts (advanced!)
Fancy world-building handouts (advanced!)

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  10 min read

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.

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On suffrage

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  3 min read

I contemplate suffrage and voting rights after Jacinda Ardern's 'Happy Suffrage Day' video leads to an interesting debate on social media. I explore the danger of appealing to historical models and salute New Zealand for a job well done.

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How to make fancy world-building handouts
How to make fancy world-building handouts

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  11 min read

Mad with envy for the creative power of the DnD community, I set about to make some fancy world-building handouts for my readers using Markdown, HTML/CSS and PrinceXML

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Taking stock and giving thanks

 ⚬ Journal  ⚬  3 min read

Writing a post about productivity management makes me appreciate how much I've actually written this year. I reflect on my motivations, achievements and voice how much I appreciate my readers around the world.

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Beorg app review
Beorg app review

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  12 min read

I rant about task management, review an interesting but flawed IOS app beorg, and ask myself if Emacs and Org-mode is too deep a rabbit warren to fall into.

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The Weaver's Boy on sale!
The Weaver's Boy on sale!

 ⚬ News  ⚬  1 min read

It's my birthday this month so to celebrate, The Weaver's Boy is now available for 0.99c for a limited time.

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Three months with Ulysses

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  5 min read

I reflect on three months of using Ulysses, pony up for the annual subscription, and ponder if I’ll ever use it for writing fiction.

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Update — The Bwgal’s Contract

 ⚬ News  ⚬  2 min read

A troublesome story blows out in size but at last I've finished the first draft. I give up pantsing for good and pledge to give this story away to my subscribers.

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