I was recently seduced by Ulysses, but still have the hots for this old flame I've used Scrivener since version 1.0. I've written anything and everything in it: novels, short stories, audio scripts and screenplays, stage plays, blog posts – whatever. In a recent post, I sang from the rooftops about Ulysses, which has replaced… Continue reading In Praise of Scrivener 👏
I'm delighted to say the first Think. Feel. Write. YouTube video is now live! It's called The Garden, and is a great little creative writing exercise, with all kinds of mindfulness and well-being benefits. It's designed to get you thinking, stimulate creativity and help engender feelings of calm and tranquility. Future videos will focus on… Continue reading New TFW YouTube Channel! 📺
Creative software such as writing applications offer many useful tools, but they're not essential, and can actually hinder the process.
"Feeling safe would seem to be a pretty basic right in a so-called civilised society" Dog finds stick I’m a writer. An introvert. A naturally quiet guy. Sometimes when I’m in a shop or restaurant I’ll speak so quietly I can’t even hear myself talk; the staff have got no chance. But there are benefits… Continue reading On Listening to Women, and Being a Quiet Man 👤
Take control and gain insights into your habits I’ve recently started planning out my week ahead on a Sunday afternoon, and I’ve seen significant improvements in my productivity as a result. I feel in control, and can see progress on my journey towards greater independence as a creative professional. My ideas and projects were all… Continue reading The Benefits of a Weekly Plan 📆
From weekly planning to project management, TaskPaper does the lot TaskPaper icon via https://www.taskpaper.com I’ve struggled to find a productivity, task manager, todo list app, or whatever you want to call it, that’s right for me. I’ve tried Things (twice) and found it frustrating; OmniFocus is all bells and whistles and too expensive; Apple Notes… Continue reading TaskPaper – A Versatile, Flexible, Productivity App 📃
A useful pre-publish check We know Ulysses is a great tool for writing blog posts whatever platform they’re destined for, but the app makes publishing to Medium and WordPress particularly easy: just click the share button and select publish. Kinda makes sense when you think about it. The publishing function opens a new pane containing… Continue reading Ulysses Quick Tip ⚡️
How to work out who’s on yours, and what to do with it Screenshot courtesy of the author, via bbc.co.uk Your name will also be added to the list. What is it?Don’t tell him, Pike.— Dad’s Army episode The Deadly Attachment, by Jimmy Perry and David Croft We all write for different reasons: it’s the… Continue reading The Writer’s List