How NanoWrimo is changing my writing

Posted on Wed 08 November 2017 in Journal • Tagged with writing, genre, Weaver of Dreams, First Byte, Nanowrimo • 4 min read

With Nanowrimo 2017 shaping up to be as a success, I'm forced to ask some serious questions of my self as a self-styled writer of fantasy struggling with the tropes of the genre.


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Joining the Dark Side

Posted on Fri 27 October 2017 in Journal • Tagged with Wordpress, Ulysses, blogging, Pelican • 4 min read

I contemplate a switch to Wordpress and Ulysses for blogging after four years of using a static-site generator.


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Shelving Weaver for Nanowrimo

Posted on Wed 25 October 2017 in Journal • Tagged with Weaver of Dreams, Nanowrimo, First Byte, writing, Scrivener, Ulysses • 3 min read

I temporarily shelve my novel, Weaver of Dreams, so I can concentrate on my project for Nanowrimo 2017


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On Gratuity

Posted on Mon 23 October 2017 in Articles • Tagged with writing, gratuity, Game of Thrones, catharsis • 2 min read

I contemplate the rise of Grimdark as the new normal in fantasy and ponder the disconnect between gratuitous writing and the writer's narrative goal of achieving catharsis.


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Nanowrimo 2017

Posted on Tue 03 October 2017 in News • Tagged with Nanowrimo, Canva, First Byte, Weaver of Dreams, Ulysses • 2 min read

I reveal my Nanowrimo 2017 project and get an unexpected second bite at Ulysses.


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iA Writer Review

Posted on Fri 29 September 2017 in Reviews • Tagged with iA Writer, blogging, Ulysses, Scrivener • 9 min read

After my review of Ulysses on macOS and iOS, I take a close look at its understated but fabulous competitor, iA Writer.


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Ode to Netbooks

Posted on Sat 23 September 2017 in Articles • Tagged with netbooks, laptops, tablets, productivity • 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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Text Editor Conundrum

Posted on Sat 23 September 2017 in Articles • Tagged with text editor, Ulysses, MultiMarkdown Composer, iA Writer • 2 min read

I'm faced with having to choose between three text editors thanks to some bad timing. In process I confront software pricing in 2017.


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Scope and a painful lesson learnt

Posted on Tue 19 September 2017 in Journal • Tagged with Weaver of Dreams, structure, writing • 4 min read

After a week of reflecting on my novel's scope, I decide the re-write has strayed too far from my original vision.


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Blogging with RSS and Workflow

Posted on Wed 13 September 2017 in Articles • Tagged with blogging, automation, Workflow, RSS, Twitter • 3 min read

After being called out on Twitter, I briefly describe how I use RSS and Workflow as blogger's duct tape and Swiss Army Knife.


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