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June Podcasts Mac20Q

June was a good month for Mac 20 Questions Podcasting. I got talking to Chris Foley, Donato Esposito, Cameron Banga and Keith Blount. We got to give away some software donated by Keith, the excellent Scrivener for writers.

Chris Foley was a joy to talk to and really knows his stuff with the Mac, he is into all sorts of things business wise and just having fun with the Mac wise too. If you missed that podcast , then do have a listen. Very interesting chat to be heard there.

, a new user of Mac’s although he did a bit of over the shoulder learning from his son having a Mac and getting the one to one lessons in the Mac Store. Donato is a totally is still available to hear. Find out more about Brummie expressions and ways by checking out his site and you will want to be a Brummie too.

is a wanabee iPhone programmer with his mates at College kid App. Learning how to make an iPhone application as a summer experience. Hopefully they will make a pile of cash at the same time.

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Keith Blount an ex primary school teacher that is used by many authors, writers, playwrights and scribblers. I bought the software for myself before asking him to take part in the show. There were two winners of Scrivener software. All you had to do was identify an item on one of the menus. Something Spooky was the question. The competition is over but you can get the software for small money at . Listen to the podcast .

Writers20Q Podcast 3 Scrivener

The developer of Scrivener

I got talking to Keith Blount the developer of , the excellent writers software for the Mac.

He tells me that he is a wanna be writer and a coder but not necessarily in that order. Used to be a teacher in primary school and gave up the high life to be a code monkey.

Talking about Scrivener

The idea behind Scrivener is that you write the long novel in chunks and you can use Scrivener to organise the whole thing. there are loads of ways of looking at the work. You can just concentrate on the small bit you are working on. You can see all of the small bits in an outline mode or you can see them on a corkboard view. Lots more information from Keith about Scrivener in the podcast.

He changed to Mac and was looking for a decent laptop and was blown away by the iBook and the retail store experience helped him to make the decision to buy. I have a number of questions for Keith in the interview about how he uses his Mac and you can listen to the podcast to get more.

Win a copy of Scrivener

The question to answer is Is there something spooky in the Text Menu

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Mac20Q Podcast 47 Keith Blount

The developer of Scrivener

I got talking to Keith Blount the developer of , the excellent writers software.

He tells me that he is a wanna be writer and a coder but not necessarily in that order. Used to be a teacher in primary school and gave up the high life to be a code monkey.

He suggests some books in the podcast and I may well get them myself I would love to be able to write a Mac application. I still want to have a go at writing an iPhone application too. Books by Stephen Kochan

Aaron Hillegas

Talking about Scrivener

The idea behind Scrivener is that you write the long novel in chunks and you can use Scrivener to organise the whole thing. there are loads of ways of looking at the work. You can just concentrate on the small bit you are working on. You can see all of the small bits in an outline mode or you can see them on a corkboard view. Lots more information from Keith about Scrivener in the podcast.

He changed to Mac and was looking for a decent laptop and was blown away by the iBook and the retail store experience helped him to make the decision to buy. I have a number of questions for Keith in the interview about how he uses his Mac and you can listen to the podcast to get more.

Coming soon to Writers20Q

Keith Blount

I have one interview completed with the developer of the writers software Scrivener, Keith Blount. I heard about this software originally from Andy Inhatko who is a tech writer for the Chicago Sun Times and he writes blogs, articles for magazines and web sites. He was pleased to be using Scrivener because he could focus on the writing and then export it out for whichever publication, knowing that it would in the right format for that destination.

So I bought Scrivener after trying it out on my Mac for a couple of weeks. I really like using it. You can go full screen and block out all the distractions. There a number of super features in the software all designed to help you organise your writing, outlining tools, a corkboard area to keep the writing and the research.

One neat trick is that after you have bought it you can have it on more than one machine you own. I have the iMac and the MacBook, I can’t use both at the same time  so it makes sense to be able to have on both of my machines and not have to buy 2 licences. It is what I call sensible licencing.

Abbie Clarke

I have interviewed Abbie about her writing and it is a breath of fresh air to talk to a young enthusiastic writer who is just getting started with her creative writing. I just have to edit the interview and get it ready to turn into a podcast. and has started to publish her writing on it. Check it out.

Matthew Wayne Selznick

Matthew is the writer of an audio book entitled Brave Men Run. I listened to it during the last week. I found it to be enjoyable and I contacted Matthew to see if he would come on this show. Totally delighted to announce that I will be interviewing him next Tuesday. I will be asking questions about going the audio book route and how it might be leading to sales of eBook versions and print versions. I will also ask about what sort of help he needed to be able to get good production values on the podcasted audio book. I will be asking about he latest work which is called Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights and I want to find out what he is planning next.