Self Publishing Archives

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. https://www.versluis.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Storyist-3-Writing-Tools.mp3Podcast: …

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My Audiobook Narration Setup for Audible, Amazon and iTunes

When I decided to narrate my book BROKEN BOWELS for publication through ACX, I had several ideas for the workflow.

In essence, and after many tests as to what would yield the best quality, I did the following:

  • record to my Mac using Quicktime
  • transcode the resulting native AIFC files into Apple Lossless M4A using Finder
  • edit in Adobe Premiere
  • bulk-transcode to MP3 files with ACX specifications using Adobe Media Encoder

I’ve tried various other workflows, but the above seems to work great for me.

Let me share my reasoning and experiment with you here.

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