Scriptorium

Writing by Chris Rosser

Review: Dune Part 1

5 min read

I review Denis Villeneuve's 2021 adaptation of Dune, after visiting a cinema for the first time in 3 years. Does this film live up to my enormous expectations given my decades-long love of the book?

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Review: Josh Stolarz’s City Map Maker for Procreate and Photoshop

6 min read

I review Josh Stolarz's City Map Maker for Procreate and Photoshop. A toolkit that makes it easy to create settlement maps for authors, dungeon masters and world-builders.

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Foundation, my initial impressions

4 min read

I give my first impressions of Apple's new production of Foundation.

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Pipedream — my new best friend

3 min read

Faced with upgrading my Zapier account to an unpalatable $20 a month, I give it a flick for the more developer-friendly automation platform, Pipedream.

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Review: Josh Stolarz’s Map Maker for Procreate and Photoshop

7 min read

I review Josh Stolarz's Fantasy Map Maker for Procreate and Photoshop. A toolkit that promises to take the pain out of cartography for authors, world-builders and D&D dungeon masters.

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My favourite markdown tools for Mac

6 min read

I share the markdown apps that are the cornerstone of my professional and creative workflows.

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Big Sur — first impressions

3 min read

I take a plunge into the new waters of macOS 11 Big Sur, and give my first impressions.

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Do I have a beef with World Anvil?

2 min read

After copping some criticism about my popular World Anvil review, I address my critics and contemplate reviewing World Anvil again after an 18-month absence.

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Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock

6 min read

I review the Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock, a device that promises to turn your laptop into the Ultimate Workstation.

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MacBook Pro 2020 Initial Impressions

8 min read

I buy what might be the last Intel MacBook Pro, and give my first impressions of it as compared to my outgoing 2015 MacBook Air.

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Apps for mobile writers

6 min read

After a reader asks me to focus on mobile writing setups, I review my favourite writing apps for iPad.

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Another look at iA Writer

6 min read

Comments by two readers prompt me to revisit iA Writer. In this review of iA Writer 5.6, I explore the amazing new style checker and conclude it's finally my time to buy the app.

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