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The Storyist Podcast
12 minutes | Dec 6, 2018
Storyist 118: Bookmarks and Comments
In this episode I’ll show you how to use the bookmarking feature in Storyist. I’ll also explain how to use comments and where to find a list of them so you can see them all in one place.
18 minutes | Nov 29, 2018
Storyist 117: Using Story Sheets
In this episode I will (try to) explain the concept of Story Sheets to you. Those are writing aides, akin to writing bibles and index cards. Think of Story Sheets as a supercharged version of a post-it note. They let you define relatively vague “things” like plot points, characters, settings, scenes, character development points and ... Read more
23 minutes | Nov 22, 2018
Storyist 116: Working with Images
In this episode I’ll show you how Storyist lets you import images and how you can use them in your project. Images are not linked and are stored with your project, so feel free to delete the original. Storyist can use images in-line with your text, or they can be part of the storyboard view ... Read more
11 minutes | Nov 15, 2018
Storyist 115: Writing Shortcuts
In this episode I’ll show you some of the shortcuts I find useful when using Storyist. I’ll show you how to navigate words, paragraphs and whole lines from the keyboard, and I’ll also explain a couple of tab key shortcuts. Lastly, I’ll show you how to access a full list of shortcuts that are supported ... Read more
13 minutes | Nov 8, 2018
Storyist 114: Headers and Footers
In this screencast I’ll show you how to customise the headers and footers of your document. The principle is the same for either. In particular, we’ll look into aligning the page numbers in the footer: off numbers to the left, and even numbers to the right – just like some books do. Storyist can help ... Read more
16 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
Storyist 113: Customising Your PDF
In this episode I’ll show you how to customise the print-ready PDF we’ve created in the previous video. When Storyist formats a PDF with templates, it create intermediary files that we can tap into and further refine the output to make it look exactly as we want our book to look.
18 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
Storyist 112: Creating a PDF
In this episode I’ll show you how to create PDF version of your document. In Storyist, this is done using an intermediary Book Object that takes care of the page setup and formatting options.
14 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
Storyist 111: Ebook Formatting Tips
In this episode I’ll give you some tips about ebook formatting when using Storyist. For this demo I’ll use an EPUB document we’re creating from my dummy manuscript and open it in Apple s iBooks for macOS. I’ll show you how to replace the section separator, how to deal with empty lines, and you’ll see ... Read more
20 minutes | Oct 11, 2018
Storyist 110: Creating a Kindle ebook
In this video I’ll show you how to create a Kindle ebook from your manuscript and several other items in Storyist. Amazon’s Kindle uses the .MOBI ebook format, while other e-readers support the .EPUB format (such as Kobo, Nook and iBooks). Storyist supported them both equally well.
5 minutes | Oct 4, 2018
Storyist 109: Using the Project Trash
In this episode I’ll show you how to use the Project Trash option in Storyist. It works just like the trash function in macOS and Windows, with which you never directly delete documents from the system. Instead, they’ll go into the “trash”, which when emptied, will delete a document from the hard drive. Storyist has ... Read more
19 minutes | Sep 27, 2018
Storyist 108: Storyist on the iPhone
In this episode I’ll show you how to use the main functions in Storyist for iOS, on an old iPhone 5s. I’ll show you how to navigate, switch between Draft Mode and Formatted Page Mode, and how to insert chapters and sections into your manuscript. I’ll also demonstrate how to find and replace in your ... Read more
12 minutes | Sep 20, 2018
Storyist 107: Tracking Writing Goals
In this episode I’ll demonstrate how you can use the Writing Goals feature in Storyist to your advantage. With Writing Goals you can keep on track of a deadline and get an impression of how many words per day you write over a longer period of time. Writing Goals have become popular with competitors like ... Read more
10 minutes | Sep 13, 2018
Storyist 106: Dark Interface Mode
In this episode I’ll show you how to switch to the sexy “dark interface mode” in Storyist. Technically it’s just a tick box, but to get the best inverted experience, we need to tweak c couple of other settings. I’ll also explain the philosophy behind Dark Mode, and how to make your Mac’s menu bar ... Read more
16 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
Storyist 105: Version Control Features
In this episode I’ll show you how to save your files in Storyist, and how to keep your work safe. Besides “save” and the equivalent of “save as”, Storyist also offers Version Control built in, which means you can save a modified version of your project, similar to how Git projects are controlled. I’ll explain ... Read more
14 minutes | Aug 27, 2018
Storyist 104: Formatting and Styles
In this episode I’ll show you how to use some of the formatting tools Storyist has to offer. I’ll also explain how to apply formatting collections known as styles to parts of your manuscript. Styles are not only used to format chapters and body text in a cohesive way; Storyist also uses these styles to ... Read more
14 minutes | Aug 20, 2018
Storyist 103: Creative Writing Tools
In this episode I’ll explain some of the excellent writing tools Storyist has to offer. In particular, I’ll show you how to create chapters and sections/scenes inside chapters, I’ll explain the outline and index card view, and I’ll show you how you can see the outline view and your actual manuscript side by side.
19 minutes | Aug 13, 2018
Storyist 102: Meet the Interface
In this episode I’ll give you a brief overview of Storyist. I’ll show you how to create a new project, how to create a new manuscript inside the project, what the panels do and how the layout works.
8 minutes | Aug 6, 2018
Storyist 101: Introduction to Storyist
In this series I’ll introduce you to Storyist, the creative writing application for macOS and iOS. In this episode I’ll speak about the software’s philosophy and how it differs from other writing applications such as Microsoft Word and Apple’s Pages.
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