Scriptorium

Writing by Chris Rosser

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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Yes, I write fantasy, and yes, I’m bad at talking about it

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After being called out for not writing enough about fantasy, I outline why my blog is slightly more technical than creative in nature and ask myself (and my readers) what I need to change.

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Six Colors on iOS Markdown editors

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Jason Snell's search for the perfect iOS markdown editor reminds me why perfection is subjective, and why it was right for me not to jump on the iPad-only bandwagon.

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'Secret tunnels' near Tintern Abbey

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This landed in my RSS reader today. I modelled Hafran Abbey in my fantasy setting on Tintern Abbey on the English-Welsh border, and since it plays a big role in forthcoming novel The Weaver's Boy I am sorely tempted to add this into the story! > A mysterious network of tunnels

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Doing the unthinkable

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After using Scrivener for 14 years to write my stories, I decide it's time to make a gigantic shift to Ulysses.

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Rediscovering RSS

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In the wake of Facebook restricting Australians from sharing news, I extol the virtues of RSS as a means to build a curated news experience without all the noise and invasive tracking of social media.

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Facebook vs Australian Media

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With Facebook now restricting Australians from sharing news on its platform, I question the value of propping up a dying business model, while pondering the impact on Australia's democracy.

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Where did kindlegen go?

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I dig around in the guts of Kindle Previewer 3 to search for the kindlegen, a nifty and much-missed command-line utility for creating Kindle books.

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2020 — a year in review

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I look back at some of my acheivements and shortcomings in what was an interesting year to say the least.

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Gamifying story creation

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An experiment to plan out a short story with a rules-lite RPG system, some roll tables, and a fistful of dice.

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Alashiya update

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A brief update on how my new D&D sandbox is going.

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Micro-fiction blogging and a World Anvil update

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I ponder the merits of creating a microfiction blogging outlet, and regret my decision to revisit World Anvil.

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