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by DaveO
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: It's Not Plagiarism. It's "Repurposing."
Replies: 10
Views: 2793

Re: It's Not Plagiarism. It's "Repurposing."

Another Goldsmith, the late composer Jerry Goldsmith gave a talk once at Berklee School of Music. A student asked about stealing other composer's work. He answered first that taking another's work and claiming it yours is plagiarism, and that's wrong! Then, however, he added: composers should and do...
by DaveO
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Who in their right mind would want to write a book?
Replies: 21
Views: 3277

Re: Who in their right mind would want to write a book?

I've had feedback from people who have told me that the end of HANSON DRAKE is wrong: not that they don't like ending, but that it is factually incorrect. :roll: I've also had people ask me to rewrite the ending and to remove/rewrite one chapter (The Fawn). So far, I haven't been flamed. Most peopl...
by DaveO
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: How to get myself out of this mess?
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

Re: How to get myself out of this mess?

Hugh wrote:
robertdguthrie wrote:Finish your rough draft. Finish this round of edits. Finish one thing at a time. Finish like you're from Finish-land. Finish like your name is Finn Ished MacFinisher.


Thanks. One for the notebook.


Oh, and don't forget the inevitable movie version, directed by Datsa Wrap Completeberg.

- Dave
by DaveO
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writer's research forums ?
Replies: 90
Views: 13581

Re: Writer's research forums ?

Michael Crichton, a story teller I greatly admire, was a tremendous researcher for his stories. This excerpt is from an interview with Crichton, at randomhouse.com: Relevant to our discussion on authour-researching... Question: How did you research Timeline, and how accurate are your portrayals of t...
by DaveO
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How do I put a link to Scrivener at my website?
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: How do I put a link to Scrivener at my website?

Briar Kit wrote:Does this help …

http://www.literatureandlatte.com/spreadtheword.php


Splendid! This exactly what I had in mind! :D

Thank you, Briar

- Dave Olden
by DaveO
Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How do I put a link to Scrivener at my website?
Replies: 4
Views: 599

How do I put a link to Scrivener at my website?

I hope this is the right forum to pose this. For my new Writing blog, I'd like to provide a link to Scrivener. I imagine the S-logo and a link to L&L, in the side bar. How do I do this? Does Literature&Latte provide a button to put at my site? If it helps: I use the Wordpress Twenty Fifteen ...
by DaveO
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Where's my license number....?
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

Re: Where's my license number....?

Reinstalling Scrivener each time from the App store turned out much less of a bother than I had worried. As I moved from User to User, I found opportunity to organize files, and do some very due housecleaning. I tend to put files all over the place. In fact, that tendency is exactly why "Ms. Al...
by DaveO
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Where's my license number....?
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

Re: Where's my license number....?

Software that you purchase through the App Store doesn't get a separate license (it verifies with Apple's servers that you bought it through them). In that respect (and in a very few, mostly technical ways) the version available on Lit & Lat's website are different. The version from the website...
by DaveO
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Where's my license number....?
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

Re: Where's my license number....?

After a look around the Knowledge Base, I have learned something new this morning. It seems, I will have to download from the App store for each installation. I'm so glad to own it, elated even. And there's this odd charge, no longer free, I feel a little taller, stronger, I'm a Scrivener owner. The...
by DaveO
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Where's my license number....?
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

Where's my license number....?

Hi, just bought Scrivener 2.6 though Apple's App Store. It installed and launched fine, but where is the license number? Since I also have the trial version installed on external hard drives, I had thought, to save time, I'd just enter the license number to the trial versions. Surely I don't have to...
by DaveO
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What fonts do you use?
Replies: 96
Views: 34346

Re: What fonts do you use?

There are many good, easy to read fonts, but for me it's gotta be Palatino. (For screenplay, I use John August's Courier Prime. Designed specifically for screenwriters, it's free: http://quoteunquoteapps.com/courierprime/ ). When writing, though, in the rare instance Palatino isn't available, I'll g...