Interview with Nicholas Eames
 

Nicholas Eames

Interview

 
Bored of games… board of life?
 

Bored games?

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Small Press, Big Stories: NewCon Press
 

Small Presses: NewCon

Interview

 

Browsing all articles by Adrian Faulkner.

Scrivener for iOS

Scrivener for iOS 

Picture this. You’re sitting on your own in the doctor’s surgery and they are running 30 minutes late. Or there’s been some signalling failure and your train home is at a standstill. Or you’re meeting a friend at a restaurant or bar and they text to say they are running a little late. With time […]

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Exploring Rural Landscape

Exploring Rural Landscape 

The quest is a hallmark of great fantasy fiction and some of the best quests see our heroes traverse a variety of locations before reaching their goal. When done well, the environment can become a character in its own right. But all too often in writing fantasy, the environment can be bland, the landscape uniform. […]

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Syncing Scrivener Files Between Computers Using Dropbox

Syncing Scrivener Files Between Computers Using Dropbox 

One of the simple joys of writing is the fact that it can be done anywhere. All you need is pen and paper. Some writers prefer the structure of a fixed location – a writing shed or office – whilst others like to mix it up and break the routine, perhaps visiting a coffee shop […]

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Using Scrivener To Store Your Research & Notes

Using Scrivener To Store Your Research & Notes 

If you enjoy writing, it’s quite possible that you’ve heard of Scrivener. The writing software, available for both Mac and PC, is a firm favourite for both published and unpublished writers alike. However, many are unaware of its numerous features and how it is much more than just yet-another-word-processor. It’s only when they learn that […]

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Outlining With Scrivener

Outlining With Scrivener 

If you write fantasy then no doubt you will have heard of the writing software, Scrivener. Many writers – both those working toward publication and those who’ve been published many times over – make use of its various features. However, both those fresh to the software as well as those who have been using it […]

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Getting Started In Scrivener

Getting Started In Scrivener 

You’ve probably heard your fellow writers rave about the writing software, Scrivener. You may have even downloaded it and used a free trial. But if you are coming fresh to it from a piece of software like Microsoft Word it can sometimes feel a little confusing as to what’s so special about it. When you […]

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The Only Bit of Writing Advice You’ll Need in 2016

The Only Bit of Writing Advice You’ll Need in 2016 

If you’re anything like me then every time an interview with an author is posted, you’ll find yourself scanning it for information about their writing process. It doesn’t matter whether they write literary classics or dinosaur erotica, I’ve long held a fascination with the way other writers work. Are they plotters or planners? Do they […]

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What To Do In December Now NaNoWriMo Is Over

What To Do In December Now NaNoWriMo Is Over 

It’s done. After 30 solid days of eye-bleeding writing NaNoWriMo is over. You step into December blinking, the ordeal over and your life strangely empty. After frantically trying to spend every spare minute of the last few days of November writing, December leaves you feeling all out of sorts. So whether you made the golden […]

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10 Things They Never Told You About NaNoWriMo

10 Things They Never Told You About NaNoWriMo 

November, the month of charity moustaches and writing productivity, is upon us and no doubt, many of you are partaking in the annual NaNoWriMo event to write 50,000 words in a month. It’s a fun challenge where you can meet a lot of awesome people, but if you’ve never done it before it can feel […]

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Preparing For NaNoWriMo

Preparing For NaNoWriMo 

How can it be less than a month until November? It seems like only yesterday that it was summer and yet November conjures images of cold nights, frosty mornings, fireworks and most importantly, NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month has long been a fixed event in writers’ diaries as professional and amateur alike gather for a […]

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So What’s The Fuss About Campaign Cartographer?

So What’s The Fuss About Campaign Cartographer? 

The map has been a feature of many a fantasy novel for over a hundred years. Whether it be Tolkien’s Middle-Earth or George RR Martin’s Westeros, fantasy fans have poured over imaginary cartography since a map of the Land of Oz was first included as part of L Frank Baum’s Tik Tok of Oz back […]

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Killing Ten Rats – Why A Writing Career Is Like Playing An MMO

Killing Ten Rats – Why A Writing Career Is Like Playing An MMO 

As a fantasy fan it’s hard to avoid MMORPGs. Even if you’re not personally a fan of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games, it’s likely you’ve heard of games such as World of Warcraft, Everquest or Lord of the Rings Online. Those not already based on beloved franchises have spawned books and collectibles. Many a writer […]

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