Yes we wound up being a day late on this show, but as you will hear in the end we have been anything but idle. This episode is all about Scrivener, that popular software authors swear by. Tee and Pip share their likes, dislikes, and future possibilities for the application, and then Tee shares a rant about Seth Godin and a liberal use of the C-word.
UPDATE: With special thanks to Steve Saylor, we have discovered that YES, you can export your Scrivener works in digital publishing formats. Under the “File” menu, scroll down to “Compile” (keyboard shortcut is Option + Command for the Mac) and select from the sub-menu of “Compile for:” the “Kindle” option. (Click on the image for a larger version.)
Well played, Scrivener. Well played.
UPDATE: And with extra special thanks to Nobilis Reed, we have discovered that Scrivener has a Linux version, currently in Beta.
00:00 — Introduction
- A voicemail from Dan Shurette that provides Tee & Pip with instpiration
- The show launches with a moment’s pwnage!
01:49 — All About Scrivener
- And the show kicks off with Tee giving the wrong URL for Literature and Latte.
- Scrivener makes TechRadar’s Top Ten Most Loved Programs
- Scrivener ranks #9 between Lotus 1-2-3 and Solitaire.
- Tee reads off the other Top Ten
- Tee’s Metallica impersonations still hold up apparently.
- Also on the list — Fotoshop (for fashion models everywhere!)
- When did we find Scrivener?
- What Pip Likes: Keeping all your notes, thoughts, and research in one file
- The price of Scrivener — $45USD
- What Tee Likes: The Research Mode and the ability to import web pages
- What Tee & Pip Like: The Corkboard
- What Pip Likes: Rearranging chapters with a click-and-drag ease
- Pip calls for the put-down of the Courier font.
- What Tee Likes: Comments
- What Pip Likes: Customizing your workspace
- What Tee Would Like to See: A “Track Changes” Feature
- What Pip Would Like to See: More “Export Options”
- What Tee Likes: Project and Text Statistics
- What Tee Would Like to See: More people in the industry using Scrivener
- What Tee Would Like to See: An easy transition between Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms
- Getting schooled by Scrivener: A history that Tee and Pip didn’t know….
- What Tee Can’t Wait to See: Scrivener for the iPad
31:22 — Seriously, Seriously: Going for the Godin
- Seth Godin…using his evil powers to mess with Tee’s mic
- So what does Tee have against Seth Godin? (Just listen….)
- What Tee doesn’t get: When the Press and Bloggers Rally around Seth Godin
- An excerpt from Seth Godin’s “Who Decides What Gets Sold” from The Domino Project
- Pip finds out Godin doesn’t write books. He writes manifestos.
- And Tee winds up…
- Seth Godin is not being censored. He’s trying to take advantage of Apple.
- Tee then goes off…and goes…and goes…and goes….
- And here’s the post that gets Tee going EVEN HARDER…
41:15 — The Wrap-Up
- A moment of silence and some reflection for the Encyclopedia Britannica
- A call for your feedback and your voicemail. If we get enough feedback, we will bump up our Listener Appreciation show to Show #15. Comment, send us voicemail, and let’s talk!
- What’s coming up for us…
- Digital arcs are coming of The Janus Affair: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel
- Pip announces the wrap-up show we’ll do in 2013 concerning EXPERIMENT 2012
- Pip releases her first novella, Magic by Gaslight
- Tee releases The Case of the Singing Sword, and makes a conditional promise concerning new mysteries from the dwarf detective.
- Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device still online and waiting for you at Amazon. (Other formats coming soon.)
- Tales from the Archives: Volume 2 launches on April 10 with new stories from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
- And between Pip’s family visiting, the Steampunk World’s Fair, Balticon, their May is done.
- …and after Pip shows up Tee on the Creative Commons tag, Tee breaks into Key & Peele to try and save face.
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