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How to sync Scrivener with a Chromebook

Scrivener is the essential tool for novelists, becoming increasingly useful as your project grows in length and complexity. It's available on Mac and PC, though awkwardly in slightly different versions, but there's no ChromeOS version¬†or equivalent. This is hardly a surprise, of course - it is ChromeOS, after all - but as I flit between a Windows desktop PC and a super lightweight Chromebook I needed a way to maintain my Scrivener workflow when out and about. (more…)

By Simon Jones, ago
Tutorial

Creating quick book covers with Canva

Before I go any further, this isn't about creating professional covers for your novels. If you're putting together a book to self-publish then you'll want to do this thing properly, which most likely involves hiring an artist and/or designer.¬†However, you probably won't want to commission covers for one-off short stories and smaller projects - they don't quite justify the expenditure. That's where using more off-the-shelf components can be useful and still yield visually pleasing results. (more…)

By Simon Jones, ago