I'm a big fan of writing full screen with no menus, no distractions, nothing but text and any ideas or notes I want included. But dark mode? You get it in lots of apps these days and frankly I always thought it was a gimmick. Then, while struggling with something in a hotel room, I … Continue reading Dark mode in Ulysses… yes it works
A new version of Ulysses is out today, a free update that makes what in my opinion is the best Mac fiction app even more amazing. Along with it comes a brand new companion iPad app, for $19.99. I'll be revising Writing A Novel with Ulysses some time over the next week to reflect these changes, … Continue reading Ulysses gets even better… and an iPad app too
As anyone who's listened or read me on the subject of writing knows, I'm very sceptical of word targets. It can be all too easy to fool yourself into thinking something's working on the basis of a word count alone. Cutting the words you don't need is as much a creative act as writing them in … Continue reading Why is it so easy to write in Ulysses?
Here's George R. R. Martin explaining why he still writes on an old DOS computer using Wordstar 4.0... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5REM-3nWHg Good on him. Writers should use what they're happy with, not what they feel fashion forces them into. I was never a Wordstar fan and it wasn't just for the interface, below. For one thing I … Continue reading So Game of Thrones is written in Wordstar