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by sorrel
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: 2014 NaNo - Who's in?
Replies: 22
Views: 8615

Re: 2014 NaNo - Who's in?

I'm in, for the third or fourth time officially. I "won" in 2009, but you will all note that was a long time ago. I am currently outlining plot points and creating characters.
by sorrel
Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Here's an alternative set of icons
Replies: 20
Views: 12378

Re: Here's an alternative set of icons

Thank you so much. How totally cool! And I love the British flavor. Except there's no cowboy or horse. I guess I'll have to put my cowboy on the London underground and let him find his own way, without his gun. This could be his greatest challenge ever. As always, the Scrivener cast are so helpful! ...
by sorrel
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Here's an alternative set of icons
Replies: 20
Views: 12378

Re: Here's an alternative set of icons

Well, I guess I'm the only person who can't figure out how to get the unzipped file into Scrivener. I guess my only excuse is that I've been writing instead of figuring out the software.

Anyway, a little help would be greatly appreciated :D
by sorrel
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writer's block (still)
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Writer's block (still)

I started a new thread so as not to step on others' sorrows and trials, for which I am sincerely sorry. That said, I haven't written a sentence since I gave up on NaNoWriMo in November. So I was sitting glumly in the coffee shop the other day, thinking glumly that nothing interesting ever happens in...
by sorrel
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Labeling issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1513

Re: Labeling issues

Thanks to both of you for the quick answers. If I understand you correctly, Keith, all I have to do is delete the problematic label in one session and remake it in another one. That sounds easy enough.

Onward....
by sorrel
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Labeling issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1513

Re: Labeling issues

I upgraded to S2 and last week I upgraded again. Last night I still experienced label disorder (it's a new disease). I had previously set up about 5-6 labels for various POVs. Yesterday I started a new section for a new person. His label was already set up as #7 (after the No Label variation). I can...
by sorrel
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Gush. Gush. Gush.
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: Gush. Gush. Gush.

I know what you mean about the backdrop. I just figured out how to use it today (great procrastination tool), and I can't wait to show my friends who have Macs.

Great job, Keith, and well worth the upgrade price.
by sorrel
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Crash on Close/Backup Bug - Please Re-download
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Re: Crash on Close/Backup Bug - Please Re-download

Thanks; I cleared the Safari cache and downloaded S2. The back-up problem I had had on one project (a total refusal to click on iDisk at all) disappeared. Hopefully a small plethora of other problems will be gone as well.

Thank you all for your help.
by sorrel
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Crash on Close/Backup Bug - Please Re-download
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Re: Crash on Close/Backup Bug - Please Re-download

I hate exposing myself as an idiot (although it probably is no secret by now), but what is a browser cache and how does one clear it? I'm using Safari, if it matters.

Thanks for your help, all of you who make these forums so infinitely useful.
by sorrel
Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Labeling issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1513

Re: Labeling issues

Yes, last night I found some perplexing problems in NaNo: I set up labels for various characters, but only the first two worked. All the others would fixate on the already-existing "Notes" or some such and would not change. I finally figured out that only the first five or so labels will w...
by sorrel
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: ScrivNaNo vs Mail vs iDisk
Replies: 1
Views: 488

ScrivNaNo vs Mail vs iDisk

Love the new-look Scrivener, and love working with it, but something wicked is happening between S2 and Mail and Apple mobile.me. I set up S2 preferences to backup automatically to iDisk, but it will only do it that one time. After that time, S2 tells me the location doesn't exist, and closes the fi...
by sorrel
Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Good old Joseph Campbell
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Re: Good old Joseph Campbell

Must be something in the air--I started Hero With a Thousand Faces (for the first time) a few weeks ago. Still reading it, but I am completely blown away by the way Campbell wraps up all the myths into the one monomyth and makes it clear to the rest of us. Which also reminds me of a fellow local wri...
by sorrel
Sat May 15, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: To be named.
Replies: 94
Views: 8980

Re: To be named.

Well, it's been more than a week, and I'm finally able to write about the demise of Amber. My depression has lifted and I believe I'll be able to struggle on, but with more difficulty than I imagined. That sounds like a joke, but it isn't. You'd think someone like me who has been haunting the Intern...
by sorrel
Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: text clippings feature on Scriv
Replies: 20
Views: 2764

Re: text clippings feature on Scriv

My mother and aunts, born in Wyoming in the 1910s and 1920s, used to say, "Look what the cat drug in and wouldn't eat," whenever a long-lost person turned up.

So it's not that archaic...is i?
by sorrel
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: What do you claim to have read, and why?
Replies: 21
Views: 4311

Re: What do you claim to have read, and why?

I read Moby-Dick a few years ago (I haven't been a teenager in a long, long time) and found it mostly a tedious primer on whaling. For my money, the first paragraph ("Call me Ishmael...") is the only part worth reading. But I know a person who claims to reread it yearly. This is the same p...