Rosser Writes

Tutorials

13 Sep 2018

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

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Tutorials

7 Jul 2018

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!

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Tutorials

13 Apr 2018

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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Tutorials

9 Apr 2018

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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Tutorials

12 Mar 2017

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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Tutorials

2 Jan 2017

Building a system wide snippet database for macOS

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

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Tutorials

16 Nov 2016

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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Tutorials

11 Nov 2016

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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Tutorials

10 Aug 2015

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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Tutorials

10 Jan 2015

Building Markdown Novels on Linux

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

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Tutorials

7 Dec 2014

Using reCaptcha with PHP

I got lazy with a couple of development projects and didn't add any form of protection to some web contact forms I'd created. As you can imagine, it didn't take long for those pesky SpamBots to find them and pretty soon services such as Gmail started bouncing emails from my …

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