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Generating Medieval City Maps
Reviews

Generating Medieval City Maps

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.


Updating Nanowrimo Wordcount with Siri Shortcuts
Tutorials

Updating Nanowrimo Wordcount with Siri Shortcuts

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


Fancy world-building handouts (advanced!)
Tutorials

Fancy world-building handouts (advanced!)

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.



Articles

On suffrage

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.


How to make fancy world-building handouts
Tutorials

How to make fancy world-building handouts

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



Journal

Taking stock and giving thanks

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.


Beorg app review
Reviews

Beorg app review

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.


The Weaver's Boy on sale!
News

The Weaver's Boy on sale!

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



Reviews

Three months with Ulysses

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.



News

Update — Cadoc's Contract

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.



Journal

Why and where I use advertising

A reader's dislike for advertising prompts me to answer the question of why I advertise on my blog. I ponder whether it's time to stop even though it makes me money.


Flags ahoy my hearties!
Articles

Flags ahoy my hearties!

When my book, The Weaver's Boy, is pirated and sold illegally, I reflect on piracy, DRM and the hidden risks of going wide.