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by Ahab
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!
Replies: 35
Views: 2446

Re: WORDS ARE KING to writers - THEY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!

kewms wrote:
auxbuss wrote:
xiamenese wrote:which Webster seems not to have understood!
No true Englishman would use Websters! It's in Chambers, though, fyi :-)


Americans, of course, are required to pretend that no alternatives to Webster exist. :D

Katherine


As ever, Two Nations Divided by a Common Language.
by Ahab
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Keeping formatting when transferring from Scrivener into Word
Replies: 10
Views: 1705

Re: Keeping formatting when transferring from Scrivener into Word

I always have this issue too. The formatting is preserved when I use the compile function, but that’s not always how I want to use Scrivener. In my current project, I’m sharing scenes with my beta readers as I finish editing them, by copying/pasting into a google doc. I don’t want to have to re-com...
by Ahab
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Has Windows Version 3 Been Scrapped?
Replies: 177
Views: 19887

Re: Has Windows Version 3 Been Scrapped?

In all fairness that's our mea culpa . With Scrivener 3 on macOS we said Windows users could expect Win3 to be out in 2018. Then our Windows developer was sure it would be ready for mid-2019. And here we are, still working towards the release. In retrospect, what we should have said was that we wer...
by Ahab
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 3, Scrivener for iPad, and changes at apple.
Replies: 35
Views: 3992

Re: Scrivener 3, Scrivener for iPad, and changes at apple.

KB wrote:


I would like to stress that my feeling that Scrivener runs fine on Silicon is purely a hunch. :)[/quote]

Editorially speaking, if you lower-case that S in silicon you're technically not even prevaricating.
by Ahab
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Has Windows Version 3 Been Scrapped?
Replies: 177
Views: 19887

Re: Has Windows Version 3 Been Scrapped?

So the moral of Mr. Pigfender's story is, You kids shut up and eat your vegetables.
by Ahab
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Vic-K
Replies: 22
Views: 1999

Re: Vic-K

Vic was truly the heart of this community for most of its existence, a relentless encourager, a gentle puncturer of egos, a defuser of unnecessary conflict. Whenever the entitled and the rude pee in our conversation pool, I always imagine a sharp scratch from Fluff and a rollicking piratical from ol...
by Ahab
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Should I upgrade to MacOS Catalina?
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: Should I upgrade to MacOS Catalina?

I'm running Catalina on a 2015-vintage MacBook Pro with no--or at least minimal--issues. iCloud sync isn't as consistently reliable across three devices as it was with Mojave; the 10.15.6 update needed a refresh of iCloud passwords. But otherwise, nothing more annoying than usual in the post-Jobs era.
by Ahab
Wed May 20, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writing a Novel, Do You Write in Order?
Replies: 9
Views: 3094

Re: Writing a Novel, Do You Write in Order?

Ahab's post reminded me of this from Nabokov: How do you write? What are your methods? I find now that index cards are really the best kind of paper that I can use for the purpose. I don’t write consecutively from the beginning to the next chapter and so on to the end. I just fill in the gaps of th...
by Ahab
Sat May 16, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writing a Novel, Do You Write in Order?
Replies: 9
Views: 3094

Re: Writing a Novel, Do You Write in Order?

For me, the main strength of Scrivener is its ease in writing out of sequence. In the formative stage of a novel, you don't really even know what the sequence is. There's a chronology, of course, but that isn't always the right sequence of presentation. Scenes, and research, have a way of triggering...
by Ahab
Sat May 09, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Jams and Jelly
Replies: 12
Views: 5709

Re: Jams and Jelly

In the US, jellies are strained of seeds and pulp; jams are not. My grandmother made both raspberry jelly and raspberry jam, sometimes from the same batch of raspberries. The cooked pulp meant to become jelly--Grandpa's store teeth didn't suffer seeds--got ladled into a jelly bag and strained into j...
by Ahab
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Lions, and tigers, and...viruses?
Replies: 25
Views: 6543

Re: Lions, and tigers, and...viruses?

Yesterday I was watching the sobering news become ever more sobering and saying to my wife that Wow, This Changes Everything, and she said How, for you, exactly? You've been sitting in the same chair pecking at a keyboard since the Disco Crisis. And you primarily socialize with trees.
by Ahab
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: I know you are, but what am I?
Replies: 152
Views: 20582

Re: I know you are, but what am I?

"But what if," Lucy said with averted eyes, "the crumpets are more metaphorical in nature?"
by Ahab
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Editing the first draft of a novel
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: Editing the first draft of a novel

If I learned anything in 30 years as an editor, it was No two writers are the same. That being said, I wouldn't edit a first draft on paper. First drafts are by definition a mess; I'd leverage Scrivener's reorganizational strengths, its ability to cut and paste (without using, as we did in the Olden...
by Ahab
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: I know you are, but what am I?
Replies: 152
Views: 20582

Re: I know you are, but what am I?

But is it the sort of dragon one might not mind visiting now and then, in a casual sort of way, or the sort that always arrives at tea-time and makes critical comments regarding your taste in Welsh Cakes and upholstery?
by Ahab
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: currently reading
Replies: 77
Views: 88886

Re: currently reading

A third of the way through a fourth (or maybe fifth) rereading of Trollope's Barsetshire Chronicles.