Buying books from my (non)Kindle

Kindle. I don’t have one, but I use the Kindle app on my iPad. The sample options is excellent – you can read the beginning of a book to find out how it works. So I’ve got a sample of

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Buying books from my (non)Kindle

Kindle. I don’t have one, but I use the Kindle app on my iPad. The sample options is excellent – you can read the beginning of a book to find out how it works. So I’ve got a sample of

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How to make art

This short passage from BLDGBLOB seems to me a description of how to go about making art (from what is around you) or indeed, to write creatively (from what is around you). Dismantling your environment and refashioning it into the

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How to make art

This short passage from BLDGBLOB seems to me a description of how to go about making art (from what is around you) or indeed, to write creatively (from what is around you). Dismantling your environment and refashioning it into the

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British Library, redux

Last week I had a curiously psychogeographical day in London. It was also curiously satisfying. First, I went to get a readers card for the British Library. When I first came to London, in 1985, I also went and got

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British Library, redux

Last week I had a curiously psychogeographical day in London. It was also curiously satisfying. First, I went to get a readers card for the British Library. When I first came to London, in 1985, I also went and got

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A poem for Xmas

Spent We are spent,our civility undone,desire squirted out,secretions secreted. What was continent isincontinent.Collectively our seed fell on stony ground. Time to discover what we got for our savings,like, fuck all. We spent jackasses after making babies,lying on our sidesgasping for

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A poem for Xmas

Spent We are spent,our civility undone,desire squirted out,secretions secreted. What was continent isincontinent.Collectively our seed fell on stony ground. Time to discover what we got for our savings,like, fuck all. We spent jackasses after making babies,lying on our sidesgasping for

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How Punk Rock Led Me To The Joys and Perils of Self Publishing

Yeah, me too.How Punk Rock Led Me Down The Garden Path To The Joys and Perils of Self Publishing – IndieReader Punk was a generation-defining social movement which accidentally gave birth to the fanzine—a Xerox-nourished zygote that slowly grew and

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How Punk Rock Led Me To The Joys and Perils of Self Publishing

Yeah, me too.How Punk Rock Led Me Down The Garden Path To The Joys and Perils of Self Publishing – IndieReader Punk was a generation-defining social movement which accidentally gave birth to the fanzine—a Xerox-nourished zygote that slowly grew and

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Workroom: Writers on Writing

I’m a bit addicted to the Workspace posts on John August’s blog (I assume he’s called John August, it’s at johnaugust.com). It’s all about screenwriters, but screenwriters are writers the same as the rest of us. Plus, I rather fancy

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Workroom: Writers on Writing

I’m a bit addicted to the Workspace posts on John August’s blog (I assume he’s called John August, it’s at johnaugust.com). It’s all about screenwriters, but screenwriters are writers the same as the rest of us. Plus, I rather fancy

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Research files in Scrivener

I like to put research documents right next to the pages that I’m writing. Scrivener likes you to keep them separate. Here’s a way to get round that without making a terrible mess. Keep your research close

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Research files in Scrivener

I like to put research documents right next to the pages that I’m writing. Scrivener likes you to keep them separate. Here’s a way to get round that without making a terrible mess. Keep your research close

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Non-linear writing

Scrivener is the perfect management tool for non-linear writing, i.e. you can get the benefits of a non-linear approach without the downsides. In her On Writing blog, Rebecca Blain writes, “When I write linearly, I am able to adjust the

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Non-linear writing

Scrivener is the perfect management tool for non-linear writing, i.e. you can get the benefits of a non-linear approach without the downsides. In her On Writing blog, Rebecca Blain writes, “When I write linearly, I am able to adjust the

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How to Sync Scrivener

Scrivener has a function that allows you to set up an external (to Scrivener) folder and ‘sync’ all your Scrivener files there. This is a two way process, Scrivener writes the files out to the folder in RTF format and

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How to Sync Scrivener

Scrivener has a function that allows you to set up an external (to Scrivener) folder and ‘sync’ all your Scrivener files there. This is a two way process, Scrivener writes the files out to the folder in RTF format and

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Making word count fun

You can track your word count in Scrivener using some funky tools.

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Making word count fun

You can track your word count in Scrivener using some funky tools.

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How to jump right in and start writing in Scrivener

Scrivener can seem intimidating on first sight – it’s hard to know where to start. It’s a complex software with many tools to help you with your writing. It can be intimidating to anyone who is used to a word

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How to jump right in and start writing in Scrivener

Scrivener can seem intimidating on first sight – it’s hard to know where to start. It’s a complex software with many tools to help you with your writing. It can be intimidating to anyone who is used to a word

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Rimbaud’s Last Poem

Passage from AphinarRimbaud’s Last Poem One shipment: a single tuskOne shipment: two tusksOne shipment: three tusksOne shipment: four tusksOne shipment: two tusks I have come to enquire if I have left anything on account with you. I wish today to

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Rimbaud’s Last Poem

Passage from AphinarRimbaud’s Last Poem One shipment: a single tuskOne shipment: two tusksOne shipment: three tusksOne shipment: four tusksOne shipment: two tusks I have come to enquire if I have left anything on account with you. I wish today to

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