Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

For ease of discovery, this page provides a launch pad for all of my tips, tricks, and tutorials. There is duplication because some posts apply to many groups.

EPUB

Tips, tricks, and tutorials around EPUB development.

TitleDescription
Basic Images Styles in EPUBBasic image CSS styles and implementation for your EPUB.
Drop Caps in EPUBHow to implement Drop Capitals in an EPUB
Emojis in Your ManuscriptHow to implement Emojis within your manuscript and maintain a consistent look and feel.
Realistic Text Messaging in EPUBHow to mimic Text Messaging for your EPUB.

Manuscripts and Writing

Tutorials related to manuscripts and writing.

TitleDescription
Black and White SpaceHow colour and greyscale images appear when you publish your manuscript in black and white.
Clean Manuscripts Using MarkdownHow to make clean manuscripts by stripping out inconsistencies using Markdown and applying default styles.
Emojis in Your ManuscriptHow to implement Emojis within your manuscript and maintain a consistent look and feel.
How to Normalise Your ManuscriptHow to normalise your manuscript using Microsoft Word’s Find and Replace function.
Normalise a Manuscript in 4 Easy StepsCheat sheet for Microsoft Word’s Find and Replace function to normalise spacing in a manuscript.
Mobile ManuscriptsTips and tricks on how to write your manuscript using mobile devices.
On the Subject of NamesTricks to ensure readers find books on Amazon markets.
Realistic Text Messaging in Ebooks and PrintCreates a realistic look and feel for text messaging within a manuscript.
Spiral Development for the Literary WorldA method of writing and revision that involves a series of cycles to refine a manuscript over time.

Microsoft Word

Tips, tricks, and tutorials related to the use of Microsoft Word.

TitleDescription
How to Normalise Your ManuscriptHow to normalise your manuscript using Microsoft Word’s Find and Replace function.
Normalise a Manuscript in 4 Easy StepsCheat sheet for Microsoft Word’s Find and Replace function to normalise spacing in a manuscript.
Microsoft Manuscript MadnessMicrosoft Word oddities that may affect the preparation of a manuscript.
Content BreaksTypes of content breaks and how their behaviour changes.
Section Break CaveatsSection Breaks and the caveats surrounding their use.
The Trouble With Page OneHow page 1 affects its placement on a manuscript.
Print Layout Versus Print PreviewThe differences between Print Layout and Print Preview.
Realistic Text Messaging in Ebooks and PrintCreates a realistic look and feel for text messaging within a manuscript.
Word Takes Liberties With Your ImagesHow Microsoft Word compresses your images by default.
Free Your Diagrams From the Clutches of Microsoft OfficeHow to use Inkscape to free your diagrams and charts from the clutches of Microsoft Office.

Tips and Tools

A more generalised set of tutorials delving into tips and tools for use as a writer.

TitleDescription
Free Your Diagrams From the Clutches of Microsoft OfficeHow to use Inkscape to free your diagrams and charts from the clutches of Microsoft Office.
How to Normalise Your ManuscriptHow to normalise your manuscript using Microsoft Word’s Find and Replace function.
Normalise a Manuscript in 4 Easy StepsCheat sheet for Microsoft Word’s Find and Replace function to normalise spacing in a manuscript.
How to Get Your Readers to the Right Amazon MarketplaceTools that ensure readers find your books on the correct Amazon market.
On the Subject of NamesTricks for finding names that fit an era.

Note

Tutorials may appear without links. These entries are either being updated or have not yet been published.

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