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Drafting novels with Scrivener
Tutorials

Drafting novels with Scrivener

After my last tutorial on Scrivener's fundamentals, I delve into drafting novels. I cover templates, structure, styles, and more!


Revisiting the Cae Valley
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Revisiting the Cae Valley

Playing around with Wonderdraft on my upgraded workstation, I recreate my old map of the Cae Valley.


I needed an iMac…I got a Dell
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I needed an iMac…I got a Dell

With content creation taking its toll on my MacBook, I looked at getting an iMac. I ended up with a Dell desktop instead.


Coffee, panties and Jane Austen
Articles

Coffee, panties and Jane Austen

After my wife complains to me about a poorly researched historical novel she’s reading, I explore a couple of common mistakes authors can make when falling back on assumptions. Fair warning, my sense of humour is dry and sometimes crude.


Interactive fantasy maps
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Interactive fantasy maps

After laying the foundations of an online encyclopaedia, I experiment with creating an interactive map for my fantasy world using HTML, JavaScript and a little PHP.


Scrivener Fundamentals
Tutorials

Scrivener Fundamentals

After announcing my guide to Scrivener two months ago, I finally get around to writing the first post. For this instalment, I cover Scrivener's user interface and some of its fundamental concepts and features.


Historical Blunders
Podcast

Historical Blunders

An email from fellow author, Troy A. Hill, has me thinking about some differences between historical fiction and fantasy. I also share some news about my plans for the future of the podcast, and give an update about the state of my two work-in-progress books - The Prince's Bastard, and A Man at Arms.


Fiddling with tools
Journal

Fiddling with tools

Idle hands are the devil's tools, and mine have been busy creating a technically complex world-building solution. Yet, perhaps an easy, but less flexible solution is staring me in the face.


The Importance of community
Journal

The Importance of community

When a young writer unexpectedly reaches out for help, I contemplate the value of communities and reflect how my communities have helped shaped not only my successes, but who I am as a writer.


Why I’m quitting political engagement
Journal

Why I’m quitting political engagement

After realising I'm on the losing side, I decide not to fight for climate action, liberalism and fairness. Yes, no more politics for me on Twitter, I'm going to make popcorn and watch the world burn.


Disaster Recovery
Podcast

Disaster Recovery

After my house is broken into and my car stolen, I ask myself if my backup strategy and business continuity is robust enough to recover quickly in the event of a disaster.


The iPad Experiment
Podcast

The iPad Experiment

An experiment to record an episode on an iPad using a cheap lav mic and Ferrite.