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by pigfender
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: 3 Ghosts (NiaD 2016)
Replies: 18
Views: 4576

Re: 3 Ghosts (NiaD 2016)

What is it with this thread? I keep getting post notifications about this thread, but there are never any new posts here! Even if this is the result of spam postings that get quickly removed, why specifically this thread?? Here there be mysteries. gr Yup - it's a popular (relatively speaking) post ...
by pigfender
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Do you know any good zen story?
Replies: 98
Views: 4794

Re: Do you know any good zen story?

garpu wrote:Are you in Charleston, now, Pigfender?

Sadly, no. As J says, I went there on vacation a while back. Very memorable, though, and I’ll definitely be returning at some point.
by pigfender
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Do you know any good zen story?
Replies: 98
Views: 4794

Re: Do you know any good zen story?

Hanks was also lovely. Blackened bream with a champagne and blood orange beurre blanc sauce and a bottle of Chardonnay. Sauv Blanc probably would have gone better, but Mrs P isn’t a fan.
by pigfender
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Do you know any good zen story?
Replies: 98
Views: 4794

Re: Do you know any good zen story?

Charleston has fantastic restaurants. A particular highlight was brunch at 82 Queen. Fried green tomatoes, followed by bbq shrimp and grits, washed down with a lovingly constructed Bloody Mary.
by pigfender
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Turning 400,000 words of notes into a non-fiction book.
Replies: 25
Views: 978

Re: Turning 400,000 words of notes into a non-fiction book.

I’m not necessarily in the “start from scratch” camp as I’ve not seen the quality and structure of your work so far. You might be just a language polish and slight re-order away from perfection for all I know. Certainly, once you’ve decided on the narrative thread for your book, I’d be amazed if you...
by pigfender
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: What are you writing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2641

Re: What are you writing?

reaper19 wrote:I'm writing a novel about a boy, who does not have left hand and want to be boxer

You’ve got a strong hook there.

Although that’s more than can be said for the character. :D

I’m here all week. Don’t forget to tip your waitress.
by pigfender
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Where do I start?
Replies: 15
Views: 1994

Re: Where do I start?

Well, here’s a subject I could bore for hours on. but, to boil my thinking down to a few (fiction focused) nuggets... 1- Writing a book is like running a marathon - the core skill of walking is beyond few of us, but it’s a very different accomplishment. Don’t start that marathon without training run...
by pigfender
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrivener Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: Scrivener Pro

AmberV once gave me the excellent advice of including a blank scapple file in the folder you’ve assigned for templates in your project. That way you can create new scapple maps in your binder from within Scrivener, just by using the New from Template functions, and then use the edit in external edit...
by pigfender
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Date System using negative Numbers
Replies: 21
Views: 2452

Re: Date System using negative Numbers

If sorting is important, you might find you need to run dual metadata fields to get what you want. Have a second field set up that uses a purely relative calendar. Such as, 1mil BC = 0 900k BC = 100k 50 BC = 950k 1AD = 1m1 100 AD = 1m100 Etc And then sort on *that* field. You can then have a second ...
by pigfender
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Who should I read next after RB Parker?
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Who should I read next after RB Parker?

I'm coming up to the end of the back catalogue of Robert B Parker novels. The guy turned out nearly 70 novels, but sadly passed away in 2010 which means I've had chance to catch up (I'd say 1/3 of the fiction books I've read over the past 5 years have been by him). Whilst he isn't responsible for my...
by pigfender
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrivener Viewer for REVIEWERS
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Scrivener Viewer for REVIEWERS

Scrivener has some great inbuilt functionality that enables you to generate a shareable copy of whichever documents you like from the binder which can then be read (and indeed annotated) by others without them impacting the original file, using commonly available and free readers. You can even set i...
by pigfender
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener & Backing up via an NAS
Replies: 29
Views: 2495

Re: Scrivener & Backing up via an NAS

katzenjammer wrote:This might sound like a weird question: but how would I know if my files were corrupted?

Your writing would be gibberish, the structure would be all over the place and your research documents would be meaningless.
No wait... that’s just my regular project. Sorry. :oops:
by pigfender
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Raw data
Replies: 22
Views: 2356

Re: Raw data

Did that yesterday. No one left today.
by pigfender
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Raw data
Replies: 22
Views: 2356

Re: Raw data

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