I’m extremely thankful for the direction my career has taken in recent years. Both in time spent working – less time, that is – and in terms of where I do it.
Now, part of that balance has been a wonderful pivot towards church and community leadership; and to writing and publishing – but the specific type of work isn’t the focus of this thought. That said, much of it has occured in my “real” job, which happens to be medicine.
I’m an avid player of the small-team Blood Bowl variant Blitz Bowl – but its (still) not available for sale in the UK.
Which means… designing my own board!
Many of us like to write in Markdown when writing draft work. It allows you to work without complicated formatting but still apply styles such as bold or italic. This is done using tags like # to denote titles or surrounding phrases with * to denote bold, italic or bold italic.
Unfortunately, Affinity Publisher doesn’t (currently) support importing files in Markdown. However, it’s the work of a few minutes with search and replace and the correct terms. Here’s how to import Markdown and still keep all your styles.
Producing a podcast is often a fairly simple thing to do, but I used to have issues with them being much too quiet. Here are my tips and techniques for doing it well. I use Reaper in the examples below, but any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) suite will have similar processes and features… Enjoy this post? Check out the podcasts I run over at the Beyond Cataclysm micro-publisher…
This Book I Read… is a sort-of-book-review podcast, featuring interviews with authors about their own work, and a book that has stuck with them, for good – or bad – reasons…
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? Its been a rough 3 years…
I started training for this marathon in January 2020. I’m FINALLY running it in October 2022.
I’m a big fan of fantasy sport boardgames. I’ve made my own custom board for Blitz Bowl, I’ve painted up 6+ Blood Bowl teams and I got my son Mantic’s Dreadball for Christmas. In fact, there’s one interesting link between all three of those games: James Hewitt of Needy Cat games has been heavily involved in all of them.
So when I heard that he’d made a new alternate reality sports board game with Blacklist Games? Well, my interest was piqued.
This week my lovely wife and I took a our first ever trip to Edinburgh. Alongside running up Arthur’s Seat every day, I had a goal: to find the best coffee shop in the city!
We relied on an incredibly well thought-out methodology. It included:
This year I am working through Tim Clare’s Couch to 80K Bootcamp– a course where you write for 10 minutes a day.
By following Tim’s prompting, the aim is to work through from basics until you reach the ability to write an 80,000 word novel.