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by caseyfreeland
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Kindle uses for writers
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: Kindle uses for writers

For me personally, I don't see the benefit over using a cloud service on your phone or tablet. I tried playing with the document service on Kindle but never made it part of my writing arsenal. Further, I don't think you can compose on a Kindle effectively. Typing is much too slow. Of course that's t...
by caseyfreeland
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Interrobang
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

Re: Interrobang

I've never seen one. I wouldn't for any type of official writing as I don't think they are recognized as proper. But it looks cool and I think using it in casual work is A-OK.
by caseyfreeland
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Looking for German Writers and formatting manuscript help?
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

Re: Looking for German Writers and formatting manuscript help?

Jake@mac wrote:P.S. Sorry for my english guys it is not my native language. I try to write clearly.


Your English is fine. Not perfect, but you are certainly communicating well enough.
by caseyfreeland
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: SK : Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully
Replies: 17
Views: 2708

Re: SK : Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully

I don't have an iPad, but I do recall something about in-line annotations and document syncing with ipad apps. I think that they get turned into bracketed text (don't know which brackets) on the iPad apps, and then those are translated into annotations when you sync back to Scrivener. If you check ...
by caseyfreeland
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: SK : Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully
Replies: 17
Views: 2708

Re: SK : Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully

If I'm writing in Scrivener I use annotations and highlights. Lately though I've been writing on my iPad and importing into Scrivener as I go, so I've been using the "xxx" with a small note about why I'm putting the "xxx". That will get me through the first draft. When I'm done I...
by caseyfreeland
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Looking for German Writers and formatting manuscript help?
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

Re: Looking for German Writers and formatting manuscript help?

If I'm reading this correctly, what you need is your space between lines to be decreased so that 30 12 pt font lines will fit on a standard page with 1 inch margins all around. Turns out this is six points. (I just went on Word and played with it until 30 lines fit.) So it's somewhere between single...
by caseyfreeland
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: SK : Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully
Replies: 17
Views: 2708

Re: SK : Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully

Okay, everyone who is reading this must now go purchase a copy of On Writing to compensate Mr. King for this usage. Truly a remarkable book. I have an audiobook copy, a paperback and a hard cover, so two of you can ride my coattails. The rest of you, go get it. :) Seriously, though, you won't be sor...
by caseyfreeland
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: 750 is better than -0-
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

Re: 750 is better than -0-

Ah, editing. Right. Well, I'll cross that baby when I get there. Congrats on completing your thesis!
by caseyfreeland
Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: 750 is better than -0-
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

Re: 750 is better than -0-

Thanks! I enjoyed Nano so much. Haven't done it for a couple years now, but participated and completed five Novembers before that. I think it's something every writer should try.
by caseyfreeland
Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: 750 is better than -0-
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

750 is better than -0-

I have found a daily word count requirement that I can easily reach, which has allowed me to move forward on my current novel. Today is day 24 and I have now written over 18,000 words. By Christmas I'll have a first draft and about 100,000 words. Admittedly it's not a big requirement. I can do it in...
by caseyfreeland
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Happy Birthday Keith!
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

Re: Happy Birthday Keith!

Happy Birthday Keith. Enjoy!
by caseyfreeland
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: currently reading
Replies: 76
Views: 85735

Re: currently reading

Audiobook - Mars by Ben Bova (Loving this!)
Bedside - Spirit Gate by Kate Elliot (Still on the fence.)
by caseyfreeland
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Zaggmate!
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Zaggmate!

Today is my birthday and I got a Zaggmate iPad keyboard/case combo. It was definitely the missing element in using my iPad as a writing machine. It's a full keyboard, but smaller. I have very large hands and was worried that I wouldn't be able to type quickly on the little keys. But I quickly got us...
by caseyfreeland
Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Ipad or Macbook? Advice for writing please.
Replies: 27
Views: 2773

Re: Ipad or Macbook? Advice for writing please.

If you really want to go native, get yourself a Neo by Alphasmart. Talk about distraction free writing!

Bottom line, get what makes you feel most comfortable. That will yield the best results.

Cheers,

Casey
by caseyfreeland
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: iPad apps that preserve RTF in sync
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

Re: iPad apps that preserve RTF in sync

A touch off the subject, but if you are syncing a new project through Drobox to work on outside of Scrivener, make sure you don't have any files from previous syncing in the folder you use. It makes a bit of a mess with the auto-numbering when coming back into Scrivener.