the alternate universe where jobs do not refer to employment but rather to clones of steve jobs. in fact, no one is employed. everything is done by steve jobs.
@orionkidder I do. I have complex folders set up for big projects, a folder for each website I write for, a folder for general ideas, etc. I love having everything in one place — and the ease with which I can publish to various formats, WordPress, and so on.
@orionkidder Yes. And the same is true of the Ulysses app. While it lacks a corkboard, it also is designed to support writing long documents in small chunks and managing those chunks for output into a final format. The primary difference is that the Ulysses library holds ALL your documents at once, instead of opening one project at a time ... and Ulysses looks and feels more modern, to my eye, than Scrivener.
@orionkidder I used to use Scrivener. It’s less about formatting and more about creating and structuring text. I used Scrivener to get my text written, revised, and structured — something that’s very easy, given Scrivener’s way of thinking about documents (lots of little scraps, strung together in an order you specify, make up your document). When the text is where you want it to be, you can export it, applying rules to format different elements (body text, headers, etc.).
This social media platform sure is social.
If this weekend were a book, it would be page after page of verbs with no periods.
I grew up in a church that called Sunday “The Lord’s Day” and prophesied a world-ending Rapture called “the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord.”
I confused the two, and spent many a Sunday morning standing on the commode, gazing out the bathroom window at the graveyard on the hill, expecting to see Jesus descend and the corpses of The Saved come rocketing up out of the earth.
I’m faithless now. But in dreams I still hear the sky-splitting trumpet, the thunder, and the desperate screams.
@orionkidder I see a lot of material posted online, and comment on it very rarely.
I don’t know anything about your goals for this piece. That said: this is one of very few short short stories I’ve read that stuck with me after scrolling past — and that prompted me to come back, hours later, to post a reply.
The core concept here is strong, and it almost feels as though you have more story potential than this format allows you to explore. I want more — and that’s a good thing.
I trained a neural net on the 1910 edition of Apples of New York, and it generated some seriously weird new heirloom apples.
@steven_ovadia I think that’s probably the right mindset. I would like eventually to have “one site to rule them all” — in terms of content I create — where participation on various channels is archived. But maybe that’s not necessary. I don’t, for example, get much value out of the Micro.Blog posts now being archived at markmcelroy.com. Good food for thought — thanks!
14 non-fiction books (2 self-published) on topics from tarot to tech. Storyteller, novelist, producer, blogger based in Atlanta GA. More: www.markmcelroy.com.