Search found 278 matches

Advanced Search
by Twolane
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: My entire novel was sucked down the black hole now what?
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: My entire novel was sucked down the black hole now what?

Once you recover your missing novel project, might I be so bold as to recommend that you do a backup of your work that doesn't use Scrivener backup routines. In Version1, it's the MyNovelName FOLDER that you copy to another device, like a USB stick, another hard drive, another storage device, whatev...
by Twolane
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Scrivener for Windows
Replies: 44
Views: 4157

Re: Scrivener for Windows

Shure. Why not give Dabble a try?
by Twolane
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Want to write
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: Want to write

And then there is this post today, January 1 of the new year, from Alexandra Sokoloff. Yes, she too is an experienced writer, but she had to start somewhere, just like the rest of us. http://www.screenwritingtricks.com/2021/01/2020-was-hell-of-year.html Begin your five minutes at the keyboard starti...
by Twolane
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Want to write
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: Want to write

I'm not certain this is relevant, but here's a link to a wordy Dean Wesley Smith article where he talks about one of his ten year old blog posts called Dare to be Bad. Of course, he has been an established writer for decades, but it wasn't always so. https://www.deanwesleysmith.com/dare-to-be-bad/
by Twolane
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Planning for Apocalypse
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Planning for Apocalypse

Should one plan for "the apocalypse", I doubt writing about it or looking for readers will be a priority, given modern-day battery/electronic service life limits. And unless one is predisposed to create a bible, well, you know. a. The end of the world... b. A great catastrophe that results...
by Twolane
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: A website writing tool endorsement
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: A website writing tool endorsement

Ah. Of course. Subscription-based. Use the tools you want to use and discard the remainder.

You continue to have access to your manuscripts for at least 1 year from the time you unsubscribe.


Of course. Nothing like having access to one's ms after a year of not being able to afford the expense.
by Twolane
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Time to give us an update for Scrivener 3 launch window ?
Replies: 20
Views: 3219

Re: Time to give us an update for Scrivener 3 launch window ?

Next year in Jerusalem!


So then, you're not planning on making the trek any time soon.
by Twolane
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Could not connect to network Error msg
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Could not connect to network Error msg

Go here and download and install the latest 1.9x version. You'll need your original registration key in your email to register it.

https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/download
by Twolane
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Affinity Publisher! It’s alive! ALIVE!
Replies: 26
Views: 14620

Re: Affinity Publisher! It’s alive! ALIVE!

Affinity Publisher exports to pdf, which is what many print shops use. I can't speak to zines or any other types of publications beyond completing several print books for export to pdf. Amazon KDP and other indie publishers will take the pdf and use it for POD printing. That's fine for me. Affinity ...
by Twolane
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Time to give us an update for Scrivener 3 launch window ?
Replies: 20
Views: 3219

Re: Time to give us an update for Scrivener 3 launch window ?

I've been using v3 since Beta v7, way back in, I can't remember. Best product I've never paid for, and when it's time to fork over the cash, I'll be at the pay-up-or-else window, post haste.
by Twolane
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Does the "Hero's Journey" Writing Approach Apply to Military Techno-Thriller / Historical Novels?
Replies: 21
Views: 1358

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

I think the thing that some of us miss, notwithstanding the constant references to Blake Snyder's scriptwriting failures in an effort to discredit him, is that structure is a road map. Haul out the map. Plot a course from A to B. Yawn. Boring road trip. Sally forth. Flat tire. Spare with no air. Low...
by Twolane
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Affinity Publisher! It’s alive! ALIVE!
Replies: 26
Views: 14620

Re: Affinity Publisher! It’s alive! ALIVE!

Fortunately, I am one who has no need whatsoever for the Adobe tax. I find I can do what I need to to with the Affinity Suite of programs, which are now on a Black Friday sale (November 2020). I highly recommend all three, if only for the pricing. If you can only spring for two, I suggest Photo if y...
by Twolane
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Does the "Hero's Journey" Writing Approach Apply to Military Techno-Thriller / Historical Novels?
Replies: 21
Views: 1358

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

Yes, Ms Brody broadened my horizons considerably as well. I certainly had it all down before I found that book, but she sure helped with the overall big picture. She made me even more comfortable with my production methods, to say the least. If I may be so bold (not wanting to flog a dead horse, in ...
by Twolane
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Does the "Hero's Journey" Writing Approach Apply to Military Techno-Thriller / Historical Novels?
Replies: 21
Views: 1358

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

I already have two motion pictures to my credit, one already on Netflix and the other in production with LionsGate

And I'm offering up advice to you? It would appear that you may have more than a little advice for many of us here.

Keep on writing.
by Twolane
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Does the "Hero's Journey" Writing Approach Apply to Military Techno-Thriller / Historical Novels?
Replies: 21
Views: 1358

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

Save the Cat by Blake Snyder has been mentioned. He wrote it for screenplays, but it's about structure. Whether a screenplay or a fiction novel, you need to learn structure. Inside. Outside. Backwards. Forwards. If you don't know structure, you will be doomed to 10 years before the re-writing mast. ...