My name is Chris Rosser, and I'm a technical writer, novelist and blogger. I was born in Wales in the last months of the 1970s and migrated to Australia with my family at the age of 7. After growing up in Bacchus Marsh, on Melbourne's western fringe, I was educated at the University of Melbourne where I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in History and Archaeology and a Master of Arts in Editing and Communication. Today, I live in Ringwood, Australia with my wife, Bonnie, and our three children.
I've maintained this website in various forms and through several reboots since 2006 — a lot of the earliest are locked in some SQL file on an old backup disk I can't be bothered finding. I started it not long after my career as a technical writer took off. It was intended to help me focus on fiction writing when the realities of work, marriage and everyday life made it harder to find time to write.
Over the years, my interests in coding and productivity have bled into the site, and many of my articles are technical in nature and focus on introducing writers to scripting and power-user features to help structure the creative process.
At the start of 2017, I resolved to write more and tinker less. Since making the decision, my output has been considerable, and I'm happier for it. I've written more articles since January 2017 than I had in the previous 10 years of blogging.
The current site is built using Pelican, a static site generator created with Python. My website uses a custom theme, which I developed myself using Bootstrap 4. It is hosted on serverless host Netlify.