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9 Reasons Why I Don’t Use Scrivener



Getting the Same Results Without Scrivener

I’m tired of all these promo blog posts and articles and ads and on and on about how awesome and fantabulous Scrivener is. It’s a marketing ploy. I have nothing against L&L, their makers. Actually, I’m really glad for them. I remember them from way back in the day when they were not so publicized and popular, so kudos for them for pressing on and their success.

But back to my point.

I’m sure the program’s great for some people. They love it, they live in it, awesome. But isn’t writing about writing? Not about the software you use? Yeah, I can see how some software helps the writer, but it all boils down to the words on the page. Using a particular software, especially one tagged specifically for authors, is NOT, I repeat, not going to help somebody write better. Or be…

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Top 8 Miyazaki Films: #7


Princess Mononoke

txLN9i7The next few films in this list are here because, well, there isn’t any other place for them. They didn’t make me cry, and they didn’t really suck me head over heels into the story. Princess Mononoke (1997) is straightforward in its theme and message. While the main character, Ashitaka, is generally likeable, as is the secondary character San (Mononoke Hime), the story itself leaves a bigger impression, rather than the characters. The plot is very strong; the characters, not so much. This movie is probably the most graphic of his, what with limbs and heads getting blown off. For a Miyazaki film, I was really quite surprised.

The graphic nature is to reinforce the theme of the senseless violence that ensues out of hatred and greed. I suppose. Though the scenery, the character design, the creatures, i.e. all the visuals, reflected the Miyazaki trademark, the story was…

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Limyaael’s Fantasy Rants :: Updated


I used the ole’ Dropbox to host the epub files, but after some troubleshooting of my own, I realized that 2k+ pages (or at least that’s what my MoonReader calculated it as) in an ereader app is just way too much to handle. I use Adobe Digital Editions on my laptop and it handles the gargantuan file better but… I hate reading from a laptop/desktop screen.

So I split up the categories and (yes, they’re all still 100% free) you can now download them individually. And speed, ease of access, and happiness has much improved.

Click the links to download!

And ah, here’s the gigantic epub file of everything put together. Download if you dare.

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2015 Reader Survey Results

A Writer of History

2015 What countryThe 2015 reader survey ran from April 23 to May 19 and reached 2033 participants from different parts of the world.

2015 Historical Fiction Reader Survey report summarizes results shedding light on preferences and habits of readers, particularly in the realm of historical fiction. The report includes unique questions for authors, bloggers and publishing industry professionals as well as a series of questions regarding social reading. Click here to access the full 24-page report.

Stay tuned for further insights regarding favourite authors — more than 3600 entries to collate — and favourite historical fiction — more than 4000 entries to collate — as well as deeper analysis from cross-tabulation of results.

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