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Winter world-building

31 May 2020 in Journal

On the eve of Australia's winter, I undertake 30 days of world-building to create maps, locations, organisations and more. Throughout the month I'll also share my templates and tips for world-building in Scrivener.

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App Review

23 Jul 2020

Apps for mobile writers

After a reader asks me to focus on mobile writing setups, I review my favourite writing apps for iPad.

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App Review

17 Jul 2020

iA Writer 5.6 review

Comments by two readers prompt me to revisit iA Writer. In this review of iA Writer 5.6, I explore the amazing new style checker and conclude it's finally my time to buy the app.

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App Review

16 Jul 2020

Two years with Ulysses

My two years using Ulysses coincides with the release of Ulysses 20, so I review the update and reflect on my time with the app.

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App Review

12 Jun 2020

WWB #9 - Campfire Review

On day 9 of my 30 days of world-building, I review Campfire, a desktop world-building app for macOS and Windows

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Journal

9 Jun 2020

WWB #8: Medieval Houses

On day 8 of my 30 days of world-building, I look at two medieval houses and use them as models for my fantasy setting.

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News

7 Jun 2020

A recipe for burnout

After writing 7 posts in 7 days, I decide I need to slow and take care of the other domains in my life lest I burnout. Don't worry though, the show will go on!

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Book Review

7 Jun 2020

WWB #7: A world-builder’s library

On day 7 of my 30 days of world-building, I review the ten books and primary sources that helped shape my fantasy world.

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Journal

6 Jun 2020

WWB #6: Don't be afraid to learn new skills

On day 6 of my 30 days of world-building, I take a breather and extol the virtues of learning new skills.

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Tutorials

5 Jun 2020

WWB #5: Creating Timelines with Markdown

On day 5 of my 30 days of world-building, I share my hack for creating timelines in pure markdown, HTML and CSS.

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Tutorials

4 Jun 2020

WWB #4: Mapping dungeons with Pixelmator

On day 4 of my 30 days of world-building, I wrangle Pixelmator into a quick and dirty dungeon map creator for D&D or fantasy novel locales.

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App Review

3 Jun 2020

WWB #3: A review of world-building tools

On day 3 of my 30 days of world-building, I review four tools writers and Dungeon Masters can use to create and manager their world-building projects, namely Scrivener, OneNote, World Anvil and MkDocs.

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Journal

2 Jun 2020

WWB #2: Creating gods, pantheons and religions

On the second day of my 30 days of world-building, I explore various ways to create a pantheon of gods. I also reveal a little of my setting's religions, and promise my subscribers a new template.

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