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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Weaver marathon no-more

Posted on Wed 06 September 2017 in Journal • Tagged with Weaver of Dreams, writing, Nanowrimo, blogging • 3 min read

I fall short of my self-imposed word-count and deadline for finishing Weaver of Dreams but decide I rather enjoy journalling my writing.


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A Scrivener user reviews Ulysses

Posted on Fri 01 September 2017 in Articles • Tagged with Scrivener, Ulysses, macOS, iOS, review • 17 min read

I try Ulysses for several weeks and give my impressions as long-term Scrivener user. I'm impressed and ask myself if I could use it for my writing.


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A second thought on subscriptions

Posted on Mon 28 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with subscriptions, software • 3 min read

I give more thoughts about the subscription-based software after getting underway with my Ulysses review and listening to the latest Mac Power Users


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Automating my publishing system

Posted on Wed 23 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with automation, Pelican, Zapier, IFTTT, Python, blogging • 5 min read

I detail how a hardware failure and a Zapier mishap led me to automate my publishing process.


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