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by ConradG
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: What's the plan Mr Bacon?
Replies: 22
Views: 1713

Re: What's the plan Mr Bacon?

Yes, please!
by ConradG
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Hardware: best foldy keyboard for iPad Mini?
Replies: 9
Views: 3146

Re: Hardware: best foldy keyboard for iPad Mini?

I've just started beta-testing a just-short-of-miraculous little keyboard called the Text Blade. The principles behind it are genius: 1. give fingers all the space they need on the home row, but reduce how far they need to reach. Text Blade achieves this by providing large keys that are touchpad-lik...
by ConradG
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Start Wearing Purple (NiaD 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 5161

Re: Start Wearing Purple (NiaD 2017)

What a crazy and fun thing to take part in. Many thanks, Pigfender!

How fortunate that at least one version of each of the chapters showed up!
by ConradG
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 38052

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

Inspirational Quotation going into Saturday:

from the character Will on John Morton's series "W1A":
Sometimes it's really important to believe in yourself because nobody else does either.
by ConradG
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 38052

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

Maerahn wrote:It's almost here - tomorrow is The Big Day!


Um.... not quite. Still a week to go, right? Twenty-EIGHTH?

Deal me in either way, but I'm thinking it's next Saturday.
by ConradG
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: TShirts [SPLIT TOPIC]
Replies: 163
Views: 19234

Re: TShirts [SPLIT TOPIC]

I love my Infinite Monkey t-shirt and will sometimes deliberately choose it on days when I'm tackling tricky projects. But I regularly get tongue-tied trying to explain it AND NiaD at the same time.
by ConradG
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 38052

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

Deal me in, please.
by ConradG
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 30777

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

Just hand draw it on your screen with a Sharpie you don't want it lopsided The main problem isn't lopsidedness, but what happens with scrolling the window. I think, instead, Jaysen should make the asterisk on a piece of fairly stiff transparent film. Cut the film so that the asterisk is at one end ...
by ConradG
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: 3 Ghosts (NiaD 2016)
Replies: 19
Views: 10615

Re: 3 Ghosts (NiaD 2016)

fun bits of serendipity between chapters I noticed a fun one in "my" version — blue. At the end of my chapter (6), I wanted Edward to metaphorically "take the bait" laid out by Lucas. I decided to avoid the cliché by going more specific with a lure used for trout. To set that up...
by ConradG
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 30777

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

A massive thank you to Pigfender for his efforts. I hope that this year was less stressful on him and that he has enjoyed it as much as we have. So say we all! With the process fresh in your mind, Pigfender, I wonder if it's time to seriously think about splitting up the work. None of us wants you ...
by ConradG
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 30777

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

How has everyone found it this year? Has it been fun? It's been more than fun. I've grown and learned ... I've identified things that I want to work on in my writing. I've also learned a great deal of strange facts about the afterlife that I now have to remember aren't true. That a skilled Marley b...
by ConradG
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 30777

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

hjordisa, you have a different chapter to Maerahn, and also a very different personal style. I've read some of your work. You don't write 'short', you have a style that is 'hard-boiled' (like several of my favourite writers), and brings you in to the moment. 1,000 words that are true to your style ...
by ConradG
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 30777

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

Mine arrived, albeit as a MicrosoftWord-specific .docx file.

Thanks.
by ConradG
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 30777

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

Hey! I just noticed Michael Bywater in the list — I knew he was a Scrivener user. I'm old enough to remember the columns in early MacUser UK magazines. I had a small review published in MacUser UK once, but did most of my writing for AppleUser and MacTimes in those days. It's an honour to serve with...
by ConradG
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 30777

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

Anyone else excited for this Saturday?!? I am, actually — more than a little. I've bought an "infinite monkeys" t-shirt to wear and Scrivener is warmed up and ready. It's a weird feeling knowing that in a few days I'll be introduced to a set of characters and be working with a team of str...