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Join Jay Versluis for tips and tricks about Storyist, the creative writing application for macOS and iOS.

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Join Jay Versluis for tips and tricks about Storyist, the creative writing application for macOS and iOS.

    Storyist 118: Bookmarks and Comments

    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.

    • 12 min
    Storyist 117: Using Story Sheets

    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 so forth, with the ability to link one with another.

    Story Sheets support both the standard text view, as well as the storyboard view. With the help of the side-by-side layout, they can become a vital writing help so you never lose sight of your writing goals.

    • 18 min
    Storyist 116: Working with Images

    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 to create mood boards and inspirations for your writing session. In addition, images can serve as icons for Story Sheets.

    • 22 min
    Storyist 115: Writing Shortcuts

    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 by Storyist.

    • 11 min
    Storyist 114: Headers and Footers

    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 you do this.

    • 12 min
    Storyist 113: Customising Your PDF

    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.

    • 15 min

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