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Building Hafran

09 May 2020 in Journal

I do a spot of world-building with my iPad, Apple Pencil and Procreate to map and flesh out an important setting in my current fantasy novel.

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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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Journal

1 Jun 2020

WWB #1: Mapping Ilza Kranneg

On the first day of my 30 days of world-building, I set myself the task of mapping my fantasy setting in only one hour.

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Journal

31 May 2020

Winter world-building

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

30 May 2020

Affinity Photo review: Can it create Atlas-style fantasy maps?

I review Affinity Photo as an Adobe Photoshop replacement, by putting the app through its pace using Ascension's Atlas Style fantasy map tutorial.

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Tutorials

20 May 2020

Character Templates and Management in Scrivener

Expanding my novella to a full-length novel means I have to get serious about managing my characters. I update my old character bio template from their original markdown versions, and import it into Scrivener.

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Journal

9 May 2020

Building Hafran

I do a spot of world-building with my iPad, Apple Pencil and Procreate to map and flesh out an important setting in my current fantasy novel.

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Tutorials

15 Apr 2020

How to create a paperback book with Apple Pages

I show you how to create a paperback book for Amazon KDP using Apple Pages, Apple's free word processor and desktop publishing app for Mac and iPad

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App Review

8 Apr 2020

Alternative apps for creating paperback novels

A review of four alternative apps for creating paperbacks for print-on-demand services. I look at Apple Pages, Vellum, Affinity Publisher and PrinceXML.

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Tutorials

4 Apr 2020

Using SOX on macOS

I show you how to use SOX on macOS to convert exported GarageBand file in mono for your podcast or audiobook, and see if they pass ACX requirements.

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Journal

2 Apr 2020

Ubuntu 20.04

I download Ubuntu 20.04 for a quick look and give my first impressions. While debating the merits of reviewing this open-source OS, I'm reminded of why I left Ubuntu back in 2016.

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App Review

25 Mar 2020

Grammarly Review

I review Grammarly, a popular grammar checking service, and asks if the premium subscription is worth the expense for writers and editors.

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Tutorials

8 Mar 2020

How to write a series with Scrivener

Filled with a sudden desire to clean house, I merge three Scrivener projects in one, and write a tutorial on how to write complete saga in a single project.

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