Tutorials

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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How I made a book promotion poster
How I made a book promotion poster

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  7 min read

I needed a book poster in a hurry and set about to create one. Here’s the why and the how I did it!

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How to fix a broken ePUB for Smashwords
How to fix a broken ePUB for Smashwords

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  7 min read

I show you how to troubleshoot and repair EPUBs generated by InDesign which fail to pass the Smashwords and Apple validators.

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An approach to world-building

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  9 min read

I posit a single, schematic approach to structuring a world-building project with the aim of using it through all the tutorials in this series. I ramble a lot.

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Visualising POV with Scrivener and Numbers

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  4 min read

I show you how to visualise POV frequency in your novel using Scrivener and a basic spreadsheet.

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Building a system wide snippet database for macOS

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  3 min read

I make my own typing shortcut utility using Automator, Python and SQLite.

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Updating your Nanowrimo Wordcount with Python

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  2 min read

I nerd-out and show you how to update your Nanowrimo world count using the API and Python

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Using Collections for Scrivener Word Counts

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  2 min read

I show you how to use collections and metadata tags to get your Nanowrimo word count in a Scrivener Project

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Outlining in OPML in Linux

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  8 min read

I experiment with turning a markdown outline into OPML and using that to generate a novel project on my filesystem.

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Building Markdown Novels on Linux

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  9 min read

I explore ways to compile a bunch of markdown files into a book using Linux and MultiMarkdown

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