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by crimewriter
Fri May 04, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Time Flyer
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

Thanks for this, Lord Lightning. I've downloaded the trial and have 6 hours to buy at the promo price -- but I can't find any Help file or instructions. Am I being more than usually thick?

cw
by crimewriter
Fri May 04, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Repetitive Program Crash
Replies: 13
Views: 4319

In my head, Lord Lightning? Now, would you be the sadistic blond teenager who's terrorising the lovable old lady? Or maybe the mad Animal Rights bomber? The psychotic stepbrother? They're all in there, chatting away underneath my expensive haircut...

cw
:evil: :twisted: :roll:
by crimewriter
Thu May 03, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Repetitive Program Crash
Replies: 13
Views: 4319

Thanks.

You think I need help in turning my rough first draft into gibberish???

:lol: :lol: :lol:

cw
by crimewriter
Thu May 03, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Repetitive Program Crash
Replies: 13
Views: 4319

Thank you for the swift reply, Keith. The early notes on a project are tender little plants: they shrivel up and die in the presence of friends and strangers alike. (Do I really write such boring, convoluted sentences, I ask myself when I read them over.) So, if it's OK by you, I'll wait for the nex...
by crimewriter
Thu May 03, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Repetitive Program Crash
Replies: 13
Views: 4319

Me too. First crash I've had with Scrivener. It's only a small project at the moment, but the program closed when I looked at Project Statistics and tried to include subdocuments. I then read this thread and unticked a 'page break before' one box. But when I tried Project Statistics again Scrivener ...
by crimewriter
Wed May 02, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Printing Corkboard
Replies: 12
Views: 3236

I used to print out 5x3 and 6x4 cards by specifying custom page size in, I think, WordPerfect. Trouble is that I regularly kill my printers -- nothing for them to do for several months and then all-night, all-day sessions, churning out thousands of pages, so I can't remember individual ones very wel...
by crimewriter
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Does ANYONE understand how to commandeer Mac OSX Styles?
Replies: 22
Views: 7417

Dear Maria, I always believe everything you say :o so I've just downloaded the trial version of Nisus Express. :) I migrated to Mac because I believed there must be an alternative to Word Hell, and I'm finding -- mostly thanks to the Scrivener forums -- that I was right. :D Back to work. cw
by crimewriter
Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Arrrrrggh... Keyboard Shortcuts
Replies: 10
Views: 2752

Thanks, JohnRobt. For those of us new to Macs as well as to Scrivener, these tips are really useful.
:)
cw
by crimewriter
Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: great for organizing scattered thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 3191

Just to add to the above that I've now used Scrivener to organise my notes for the talk I'm giving tomorrow. :roll: I took the pages of random jottings from the Word file on my PC and tipped them into Scrivener, split and spliced them, gave each note a two- or three-word synopsis, then shoved them i...
by crimewriter
Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivening is editing? Using Scrivener to edit novels
Replies: 12
Views: 7429

Thanks, AndrewG and Windchyme. It's a privilege to be allowed to peer over another writer's shoulder as he/she is working. I'm new to Mac as well as to Scrivener, so every day I learn something. I'm not using Scriv. for the book I'm currently editing, but I am using it for the one that's just at the...
by crimewriter
Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivening is editing? Using Scrivener to edit novels
Replies: 12
Views: 7429

Thank you, AndrewG, for a simple and elegant explanation of a complex process. I'm going straight back to my unwieldy text to apply what you've just taught me.

:lol:

cw
by crimewriter
Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: What one of the guys at work said.
Replies: 20
Views: 9766

And what I meant to say, Fingers, was that however many novels I've published (and it's 16 now) and however many fan letters and good reviews I've received, there is something inside me that can't quite believe I can do it. Every novelist I know wakes up in the morning terrified that the magic has g...
by crimewriter
Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: What one of the guys at work said.
Replies: 20
Views: 9766

Fingers, have you tried sending your novel to anyone -- editor, agent? There are also good independent editorial services around these days who will read your MS and give you some professional feedback. Reckon to pay a fee, though -- it takes many hours' work to read and evaluate a novel. And BTW, I...
by crimewriter
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writing The Novel
Replies: 38
Views: 19190

I'm late joing this thread, I know, but I just wanted to say: If outlining works for you, fine. Personally I found that the one novel where I used Word's outlining feature to plan the story in detail from beginning to end was the only MS that was so bad I had to tear it up and start again from the b...
by crimewriter
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: What one of the guys at work said.
Replies: 20
Views: 9766

The mind-changing moment for me was when someone asked, 'When did you realise you were a successful writer?'

Me, successful?
:shock:

I suppose they were referring to the fact that I'd published about twelve novels by then.

But I'm still learning the craft.

cw