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  • Deleted user 27 September 2012 11:41:41
    I pretty much exclusively use OmmWriter nowadays, at least for drafting. Scrivener just annoyed me after a while - the organisation features were okay, but seeing as I like to work distraction free anyway, I have all the notes scribbled on notepads.

    Plus, Amazon now reject .mobis compiled with Scrivener, as it doesn't reach the proper formatting standards.
  • TechnoHippy 27 Sep 2012 11:58:19 14,707 posts
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    I'm still using my Word and Excel combination :-)

    I need to get some planning done.
  • Blerk Moderator 27 Sep 2012 12:03:17 48,224 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Plus, Amazon now reject .mobis compiled with Scrivener, as it doesn't reach the proper formatting standards.
    That's a bit of a bugger. Calibre ftw?

    Edit: Actually, it seems Scrivener uses Amazon's own KindleGen to output .mobi files now, so it looks like that particular issue might be fixed.

    Edited by Blerk at 12:09:38 27-09-2012
  • Deleted user 27 September 2012 12:16:47
    It's always used KindleGen, but there's something about the output that means Amazon get a bit annoyed about it - something to do with how it handles HTML tags.

    Calibre is also a no-no, now. The preferred way is to dump it all in a Word document, format it, save it as HTML and then run it through this - http://word2cleanhtml.com/ - then let Amazon's website handle the conversion to .mobi.

    Edited by meme at 12:17:39 27-09-2012
  • MetalDog 27 Sep 2012 12:17:12 24,035 posts
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    Word for writing (sheer familiarity makes it low-distraction for me) and Scriv. for editing - not that I do enough of that. Some notes either in notepad files littered across my desktop or the majority in physical notebooks.

    Unless anyone has any objections I'll start a new thread on Oct 1st for the impending fresh madness.
  • Blerk Moderator 27 Sep 2012 12:29:37 48,224 posts
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    meme wrote:
    It's always used KindleGen, but there's something about the output that means Amazon get a bit annoyed about it - something to do with how it handles HTML tags.

    Calibre is also a no-no, now. The preferred way is to dump it all in a Word document, format it, save it as HTML and then run it through this - http://word2cleanhtml.com/ - then let Amazon's website handle the conversion to .mobi.
    Well, what a faff. Good to know, though.
  • boo 27 Sep 2012 13:16:14 12,569 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    Unless anyone has any objections I'll start a new thread on Oct 1st for the impending fresh madness.
    By all means.

    That does, however, mean I've only got a month to finish off Able's adventures from last year. No way am I starting a new one with 2011's left hanging.

    18,000 words in a month?

    Pfft.

    Piece of cake.

    /panics
  • MetalDog 27 Sep 2012 13:19:14 24,035 posts
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    Be a nice warm up for you, boo =)
  • MetalDog 1 Oct 2012 10:14:25 24,035 posts
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    New Thread now up.
  • sunjumper 6 May 2016 00:30:30 3,323 posts
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    OK... This is going to be slightly strange.

    After having ignored Skyshell for more than four years and due to poular demand (the demand comes from Carbon_Alter, which in turn makes him very popular with me) I sat down and started working on it again.

    In stead of rereading the monster novel fragment and getting bogged down in the wonderful feeling of failure again I have decided to write short stories, well attempting to write them at least, casting a light on the various protagonists.
    I get to know them better thus hopefully improving the quality of the story once I get back to writing it. And in this case even if I don't finish the damned thing it is still a win. Because it means that I have written.

    So I present you:

    Skyshell Stories 1: Ailu Leyka presumably part one as there is more about Ailu I want to write about. I am just running out of time.

    Feedback is as always greatly appriciated.

    Enjoy.

    Edit: replaced broken link with a working one. Was told that that's the way the cool kids do it these days.

    Edited by sunjumper at 00:43:21 06-05-2016
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