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by Susievintage
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Victorian travel question
Replies: 15
Views: 2736

Re: Victorian travel question

Pigfender, you are just marvellous - thank you. I am rather tempted by the roller skates, but as he is a police constable on a case, I am thinking that this might draw unwanted attention.

Drat and blast - no more excuses not to write!
by Susievintage
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Victorian travel question
Replies: 15
Views: 2736

Victorian travel question

OK, it's a bit cheeky to ask this, but I have got myself into the blocked situation where I need to know the answer to a historical question for my historical novel before I can write a single word more. Well, that's my excuse. So here's the question: How would a single gentleman (i.e. travelling al...
by Susievintage
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Creating a second draft
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Creating a second draft

Keith, you are an angel. I will do all three, just to be safe. I've been a bit dizzy recently - it's the excitement of finishing a first draft going to my head. And too much chocolate.
by Susievintage
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Creating a second draft
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Creating a second draft

Please excuse my laziness - I am sure this is simple to work out but I thought it would be quicker to ask. I have just finished the first draft of my novel - hurrah! And now I have to edit it harshly to create a second draft - boo! What I would like to do is keep the first draft just in case, and cr...
by Susievintage
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Paralysed by book of advice for authors
Replies: 24
Views: 4235

Re: Paralysed by book of advice for authors

Thank you all for your thoughts and advice. I know we always focus on the bits that chime with what we want to hear, but I like Trip's suggestion just to write, and then worry later about whether it works or not. And also the idea about alternating chapters is one I had considered and may well try. ...
by Susievintage
Thu May 28, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: Aeon Timeline Version 0.2.3 (Beta)
Replies: 32
Views: 6595

Re: Aeon Timeline Version 0.2.3 (Beta)

Hello again Matt Thanks for the right-click instructions - all working fine now, and I have killed off most of my characters. However, I am now having the same problem as Kirk (above). I am trying to create a new timeline, but when I change the start and end dates (my stuff's historical, so I'm doin...
by Susievintage
Tue May 26, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: Aeon Timeline Version 0.2.3 (Beta)
Replies: 32
Views: 6595

Re: Aeon Timeline Version 0.2.3 (Beta)

Hi Matt
How do you right-click on a Mac? I'm a dab hand at it on the PC, but can't seem to do it on the Mac... Probably just being daft.
Best wishes from Susan
by Susievintage
Mon May 25, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: Aeon Timeline Version 0.2.3 (Beta)
Replies: 32
Views: 6595

Re: Aeon Timeline Version 0.2.3 (Beta)

Good afternoon I have just downloaded Aeon TImeline for the first time, and am spending my BH Monday learning how to use it - and enjoying it. Thank you. However, there is one thing I cannot get to work. To link an entity and an event, it says in the user manual: "To cycle between ‘no participa...
by Susievintage
Fri May 22, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Paralysed by book of advice for authors
Replies: 24
Views: 4235

Re: Paralysed by book of advice for authors

Hugh, thank you for two extremely pertinent questions - you've cut through my dithering to what matters, which is clarity and readability. And Jenny, if you're the Jenny Diski who lives in Cambridge, we're probably only a couple of miles apart as we write. I don't look at the birds - it's the clouds...
by Susievintage
Fri May 22, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Paralysed by book of advice for authors
Replies: 24
Views: 4235

Paralysed by book of advice for authors

I have just finished reading "How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs If You Ever Want to Get Published" by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman. Very funny it was too - but it's stopped my writing dead in its tracks. Does anyone have any thoughts/encouragement/corrobor...
by Susievintage
Thu May 14, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Motivating myself while waiting to hear...
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Motivating myself while waiting to hear...

A couple of months ago, I sent a submission to a publisher who had been recommended by an agent (not my agent, but it seemed a good and appropriate lead). I've checked with the publisher a couple of times, and apparently the submission is making its way through various departments and meetings. What...
by Susievintage
Thu May 14, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Printing the binder
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Printing the binder

Brett, you are a marvel - thank you! I tried clicking and dragging (my usual method of selecting for copying) but this just moved folders around. So I did Apple+A (select all) and it worked! I've dropped it all into a Word document, so now I can indent and format to my heart's content. I knew this f...
by Susievintage
Wed May 13, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Printing the binder
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Printing the binder

Hi Amber I've just tried this, but it only gives me stuff that is listed in the Draft folder. I have lots of headings, folders and general dumpings in the Research folder, and I'd like that printed as well. What I have done is go down the binder and click on all the triangles so that everything is o...
by Susievintage
Wed May 13, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Printing the binder
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Printing the binder

I am probably using Scrivener all wrong, but it works for me! Or at least it did, until I realised that I was writing three versions of my book in three Scrivener windows, and I am going slowly mad. What I would like to do is print the binder from each window to compare and contrast. Does anyone kno...
by Susievintage
Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Importing Excel documents
Replies: 2
Views: 2010

Importing Excel documents

Hello I am a novice Scrivener user, and as my first step I am trying to put all my files relating to my project into my new Scrivener project, so that everything is in the same place. All is well with my Word documents, but I have a couple of Excel files (e.g. a list of characters and their details)...