Tag: productivity

Ode to Netbooks

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  3 min read

A query from my mother makes me reflect on the death of netbooks and look at the devices that have replaced them for the mobile text warrior.

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A Bridge too Far

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  5 min read

More and more software developers are turning to subscription-based business models but what does that mean for content creators when your faced with renting the tools of your trade.

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Tools of the trade

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I write up a running description of the tools I use to get things done.

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Workflows

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  3 min read

I briefly describe the DIY automation workflows I use on iOS.

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Not Invented Here

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Tools and process is important but sometimes it's better to use what you have instead of reinventing the wheel. I contemplate the Not Invented Here phenomenon and try to curb my own proclivities.

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Using Collections for Scrivener Word Counts

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  2 min read

I show you how to use collections and metadata tags to get your Nanowrimo word count in a Scrivener Project

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Mobile Writing

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  3 min read

I wax technological about portable writing setups past and present.

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Turning Gedit into a Markdown IDE

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  5 min read

I got an iPad mini not so long ago, mostly on the strength of the excellent Editorial app and to keep one foot in the door with Apple's services, which my wife and I find quite useful.

With Editorial, I can build workflows that let me work the way I …

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Outlining in OPML in Linux

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  8 min read

I experiment with turning a markdown outline into OPML and using that to generate a novel project on my filesystem.

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New ideas and a new workflow

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  4 min read

For some time, I've been cogitating about redrafting my first novel, Weaver of Dreams and earlier this month I finally got around to starting the process. Revisiting an old, and arguably an important work from my formative years as a novelist, has been both challenging and interesting.

I've long felt …

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