Category Archives: Storyist Podcast

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 text, and of course how to navigate a Storyist project.

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 NaNoWriMo, which have taught us that sometimes it’s important to just put words on the page. They’re not meant to pressure you, but they’re a fantastic addition to track your output.

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 match the whole experience using f.lux.

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 how this works and the philosophy behind saving versions.

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 build a table of contents for both ebooks and PDF files.

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.

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.