Scriptorium

Writing, reviews and tutorials by Chris Rosser

Goodbye Google Analytics, hello Umami

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After removing Google Adsense from my website, I kick Google Analytics to the curb and replace it with a self-hosted, open-source alternative.

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Why I left Google Adsense

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Why this blogger decided to leave Google Adsense when I refreshed my website's design.

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Own your platform

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An unexpected black mark from Google and Medium makes me question my future with them, while reinforcing my belief in owning your own platform.

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My earliest writing influences

6 min read

I indulge in a little nostalgia and reveal my earliest writing influences.

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Pressure to Americanise my writing?

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A tweet thread about Commonwealth authors feeling pressured to Americanise their writing, gives me pause to reflect on my experiences which thankfully run contrary to this belief.

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VS Code

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Over on Twitter, I make a public admission about my surprising love for VS Code.

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Isn’t writing supposed to be fun?

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After a month-long break, I return to writing my novel, only to realise that grinding through the rest of draft is a big mistake. It's time to face reality and ask myself what I really want from writing.

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Camping and Solo RPG

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A recent camping trip to the Yarra Valley necessitates my first proper Solo RPG game session, armed with nothing more than a fist-full of dice, a notebook, pencils, and some random tables.

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Windows 10 SSD woes

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After attempting to upgrade my kids' gaming PCs, I abandon Microsoft Windows in favour of Ubuntu Linux.

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D&D from an author’s perspective

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I give my perspectives on D&D as a fantasy author, and share what I like about the hobby and how I think it can make me a better writer

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StoryOrigin leaves open beta

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As StoryOrigin transitions from open beta to paid subscription, I crunch my newsletter's numbers and ask if it's worth my while to continue using the service

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Want to borrow that e-book from the library?

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This is why I don't publish my book exclusively through Amazon. You probably think of Amazon as the largest online bookstore. Amazon helped make e-books popular with the Kindle, now the dominant e-reader. Less well known is that since 2009, Amazon has published books and audiobooks under its own brands

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