Managing Scrivener projects in the cloud with symlinks

Here’s a small tip that might prove helpful to folks trying out the new Scrivener for iOS.

Background:

Scrivener now allows syncing between the desktop and Mobile versions. To do this you need a Dropbox account shared across the devices, and in particular, you need to designate one particular folder for sharing projects.…

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Ocular Overload

Continuing my exploration of neurodiversity issues. I challenge you, reader, to see things in a different way than you’re used to seeing.

If you weren’t expecting it and someone started screaming in your ear, how would you react? Most likely, your first instinct would be to turn your head away.…

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Why I put Facebook in the sandbox

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This is an update from previous guidance.

If you’re looking for me on Facebook, you’re not going to find much. Social media is great, but Facebook in particular raises a number of concerns for me. Many of my readers and potential readers are on FB, though, so I have a limited presence there.…

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How to help an independent author

Some very sweet readers have asked how best they can help an independent author launching a book, in this case Broken Tablet. Apparently a few folks even refrained from purchasing the book while it was priced at $0.99 because they (correctly!) surmised that I don’t get much from that.…

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How to sound like a Sumerian

Howdy,

For people reading Broken Tablet out loud (including audiobook narrators, hint, hint) here are some guidelines for pronouncing Sumerian words.

Your go-to resource should be the Sumerian Lexicon by the amazing John A. Halloran.

The vowels may be pronounced as follows: a as in fatheru as in pulle as in peg, and i as in hip.

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Broken Tablet Goodreads giveaway

Please enter my Goodreads giveaway to win one of multiple autographed copies of Broken Tablet. I’ve got a box of paperback copies, here, all waiting to be put to various good uses.

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Broken Tablet paperbacks. Cat tax not included.

By this time next month, you could have one of these books, autographed, in your hands.…

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Broken Tablet giveaway #1

To celebrate the launch of Broken Tablet, I’m giving away 100 (!) ebooks.

Follow the origin story of Nam-kuzu, the brilliant Sumerian inventor and brewer, brought to life in professional Mp3 narration.

Enter now

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Micah Joel

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