Today's big task was to reboot my writing routine, so I downloaded Scrivener for iOS and synched some manuscript drafts to my iPad. I love using Scrivener on my Mac, and I'm so glad that the iOS app was worth the wait. While learning how to use Scrivener for iOS, I re-read part of last year's NaNoWriMo... Continue Reading →

On making messes.

Today I thought I might talk to you about making messes. And just before sitting down to write, I peeked at Twitter, and saw this tweet: https://twitter.com/matthaig1/status/673614345838985216 I have never been terribly good at making messes. I cringe at my own floundering, especially when it comes to writing, because my taste is better than my... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2015

It's almost here! National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, begins on Sunday. I will endeavour to write 50,000 words in the month of November. This undertaking is about quantity, not quality, so I cannot vouch for the words themselves, only the ridiculous number of them. This word count meter will update throughout the... Continue Reading →

Departures, a return to interactive fiction.

I have been in love with interactive fiction ever since the first time I slipped the first 5¼" floppy of Infocom's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" into my Commodore 64's disk drive. It was an intoxicating melange of Douglas Adams' peculiar brand of surreal silliness, devious puzzle-solving, and the idea that I could slip... Continue Reading →

Turning Pro – Day 7

This is the seventh day in a series of posts for Desk’s digital book-club pick, “Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work” by Steven Pressfield (Open Library). The series begins here. Today I read from "My Own Moment of Turning Pro" to "The Professional Lives in the Present”. I don’t have much to say about this part of... Continue Reading →

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