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Updating Nanowrimo Wordcount with Siri Shortcuts
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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!)
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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.


How to make fancy world-building handouts
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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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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



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Updating your Nanowrimo Wordcount with Python

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

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

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

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