Tag: writing

Top 3 world-building tips
Top 3 world-building tips

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  4 min read

Author Renée Gendron asked me on Twitter my top three world-building tips. Here’s the slightly longer answer than 240 characters!

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New Doctor, new direction
New Doctor, new direction

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  5 min read

After watching the finale of Doctor Who Season 11, I contemplate how theme and social issues have replaced story-arcs as the show's driving narrative force and what that means for the franchise.

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Updating Nanowrimo Wordcount with Siri Shortcuts
Updating Nanowrimo Wordcount with Siri Shortcuts

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  5 min read

I share a workflow for Siri Shortcuts that lets you update your Nanowrimo word count from your iPhone or iPad

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Fancy world-building handouts (advanced!)
Fancy world-building handouts (advanced!)

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  10 min read

Part 2 of my tutorial on making fancy world-building handouts. This time I'm refining my process and adding some automation to make things run a little smoother.

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How to make fancy world-building handouts
How to make fancy world-building handouts

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  11 min read

Mad with envy for the creative power of the DnD community, I set about to make some fancy world-building handouts for my readers using Markdown, HTML/CSS and PrinceXML

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Taking stock and giving thanks

 ⚬ Journal  ⚬  3 min read

Writing a post about productivity management makes me appreciate how much I've actually written this year. I reflect on my motivations, achievements and voice how much I appreciate my readers around the world.

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Three months with Ulysses

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  5 min read

I reflect on three months of using Ulysses, pony up for the annual subscription, and ponder if I’ll ever use it for writing fiction.

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Update — The Bwgal’s Contract

 ⚬ News  ⚬  2 min read

A troublesome story blows out in size but at last I've finished the first draft. I give up pantsing for good and pledge to give this story away to my subscribers.

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OmniOutliner review
OmniOutliner review

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  14 min read

I review OmniOutliner for macOS, and ask the question 'can it add the outlining features I need to Ulysses or is it better to stick with Scrivener?'

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Why I still use Scrivener

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  9 min read

Ten reasons why I still use Scrivener for writing fiction.

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The Weaver's Boy in WriteToTell Magazine

 ⚬ News  ⚬  1 min read

Extract of The Weaver's Boy to be published next month!

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Building Cae Valley
Building Cae Valley

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  4 min read

I put my PC project rig to use and start mapping the setting for my fantasy anthology in Adobe PhotoShop.

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