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by pigfender
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Is Scrivener Actually Worth It?
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Is Scrivener Actually Worth It?

I’ve long been considering becoming a more active participant in the spamming community, but have been put off by my lack of experience and confidence. If I’d known there were templates available to help reduce barriers to entry for newbs such as myself, I’d have made the leap earlier.
by pigfender
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Scrivener vs World Anvil
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: Scrivener vs World Anvil

I thought that SirPixel's post was very helpful. I'd never heard of World Anvil and the only things I know about it are from his post, but I actually learnt enough from the stated pros and cons to learn that it wouldn't be for me, mainly because I don't see the items SirPixel listed as Scrivener con...
by pigfender
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Cost of Windows 3 version
Replies: 20
Views: 1936

Re: Cost of Windows 3 version

I don’t know... I’m pretty happy for people to use any reason they want for deciding not to take part in a beta trial. Not every pickle works in every sandwich.
by pigfender
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Cost of Windows 3 version
Replies: 20
Views: 1936

Re: Cost of Windows 3 version

Twolane wrote:I too had dreams of some measure of talent. I gave up on that a long time ago and moved on to volume production

Well, you gotta pick the right horse for your hamburger.
by pigfender
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Cost of Windows 3 version
Replies: 20
Views: 1936

Re: Cost of Windows 3 version

Hey! Participating in this forum has allowed me to maintain the dream that I have talent without having to actually complete a book for 11 years, and I won’t have you coming in here and jeopardising that with your hard truths! Only kidding. I’ve actually written 10.5 books as a direct result of my t...
by pigfender
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Going to be brutally honest: this software is a hot bloated mess of jank.
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Going to be brutally honest: this software is a hot bloated mess of jank.

PPS - I had to look up what “jank” means. Thank you for teaching me a new word!
by pigfender
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Going to be brutally honest: this software is a hot bloated mess of jank.
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Going to be brutally honest: this software is a hot bloated mess of jank.

Yeah. I guess if Word does absolutely everything you want, then all the wonderful writing features that many of us love *would* feel like bloat — especially if the basic paradigm of writing in one way (structure/format) and outputting in another doesn’t appeal. The good news is - you’ve found a solu...
by pigfender
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: M1 Compile Times
Replies: 21
Views: 1065

Re: M1 Compile Times

I've been an Apple user since before there even *was* an Apple. I was a member of the French Resistance back in the early 1920s. There wasn't much for us to do for the first couple of decades of our existence so we spent most of our time dabbling in IT hardware engineering and the design of operatin...
by pigfender
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: M1 Compile Times
Replies: 21
Views: 1065

Re: M1 Compile Times

. The only fail, a SuperDrive in a 15" MacBook that took a 6-7" drop on a airport screening conveyor in Ireland. Seriously who puts two conveyors together with a drop in the middle? That’s one of the reasons they insist you put all your stuff in the trays and not directly onto the conveyor.
by pigfender
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: WhatsApp Replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1536

Re: WhatsApp Replacement

Nothing is hack proof. I once saw a documentary about a group of terrorists that were able to hack into a US military satellite... from a moving train! We even watched them hack into a Navy Seal’s Newton (gaining access both to all his cooking recipes and his folder of “tactics”) using nothing more ...
by pigfender
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Really good YouTube channels / Blogs on writing?
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Really good YouTube channels / Blogs on writing?

It's a new year and I'm re-energised with creative spirit and enthusiam. Can anyone recommend some good YouTube channels that talk about creative writing that I can follow to keep that vibe going for as long as I can? Blogs and Podcasts are also welcome, but priority one is really good YouTube chann...
by pigfender
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Want to write
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Want to write

To echo Katherine's advice... Writing is like walking; the core skill is beyond very few of us. A full length novel is like a marathon; it's completion requires dedication and stamina. Anyone can run a marathon. It's not difficult of itself. You might not get a great completion time on your run (jus...
by pigfender
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: AMERICANS! Please help...
Replies: 109
Views: 37069

Re: AMERICANS! Please help...

That is helpful for the task at hand, taught me something, and made me chuckle!

Thanks!! :D
by pigfender
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Does the "Hero's Journey" Writing Approach Apply to Military Techno-Thriller / Historical Novels?
Replies: 21
Views: 1134

Re: Does the "Hero's Journey" Writing Approach Apply to Military Techno-Thriller / Historical Novels?

Whilst I’ve no objection to Save the Cat which is a well written explanation of the method Blake Snyder used to write his movies, it’s important for anyone reading it to remember that Snyder’s biggest film success was Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot! and to be frank, his advice on plotting is generic enou...
by pigfender
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: AMERICANS! Please help...
Replies: 109
Views: 37069

Re: AMERICANS! Please help...

Americans, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders! I once again need your help!! (Yes, I know this means I'm admitting to still working on the same book seven and a half years later) So... In the UK we had a public campaign to get an increasingly overweight and fast-food dependent nation eating ...