Scriptorium

Writing, reviews and tutorials by Chris Rosser

How to host multiple local websites with macOS Big Sur

4 min read

A tutorial on how to host multiple local websites on your Mac with Apache

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Optimising OBS on a 2020 MacBook Pro

8 min read

I show you how to optimise OBS to stream and record with an Intel MacBook Pro.

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World-building with Markdown

15 min read

In this first part of a series about world-building markdown, I show you how to get started with MkDocs.

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How to seek and destroy filter words with Scrivener

6 min read

I show you how to seek and destroy filter, hedge, and weak words using the power of Scrivener's regex search and collections.

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How to create a parchment background in Procreate

3 min read

A quick and simple technique for creating parchment paper backgrounds with Procreate on iPad.

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How to write a series with Scrivener

5 min read

I combine seperate book projects into a single Scrivener project.

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Drafting novels with Scrivener

17 min read

In part 2 of the series, I explore the ways Scrivener can help you draft your manuscript.

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Scrivener Fundamentals

17 min read

In the first part of a tutorial series on popular writing app, Scrivener, I cover Scrivener's user interface and some of its fundamental concepts and features.

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How to draw mini town maps in Procreate

6 min read

I'm no artist, but I love to draw and paint maps. I share my techniques for doing so using Procreate on iPad with Apple Pencil.

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Serving static files on Ghost with Apache 2

1 min read

I show you how to serve static files with Ghost running on Apache 2.

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Fantasy cartography using the Stockholm method

4 min read

To kickstart a fantasy map, I look to the islands of Stockholm for inspiration, then apply a little magic with Pixelmator Pro, my favourite raster image editor.

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Character Templates and Management in Scrivener

6 min read

Expanding my novella to a full-length novel means I have to get serious about managing my characters. I update my old character bio template from their original markdown versions, and import it into Scrivener.

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