How to use the Auto Text Complete tool in Liquid Story Binder
Writing

How to use Auto Text Complete in Liquid Story Binder

  Denahih Jhiah. Ishidah Tahnih. Azhela Qhashiil. Epheni Qhaarqhiin Tiqhomh. As you can imagine, writing out such strange names can be a chore, even if you don't suffer from Frequent Typo Syndrome. Stopping to check how a city name is spelled or if it's "i before e" can really slow your writing -- or kill… Continue reading How to use Auto Text Complete in Liquid Story Binder

Why you should use placeholders
Writing

Why you should use placeholders

Here are some quotes from the first draft of the second book in my Guardians trilogy: Only some of Kaska’s edginess was reflex born of [#that thing you feel when you're scared]. Kaska's head jerked up to look in the direction Rastik pointed, a stick of [#liquorice] dangling from between his teeth. I hadn't explored much beyond… Continue reading Why you should use placeholders

How to create a gallery in Liquid Story Binder
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How to create a gallery in Liquid Story Binder

In previous tutorials, I've shown you how to create both a standard dossier and a custom template. I've also explained how to import images to attach to the dossiers you've made. This week, I'm going to show you how to create and attach an entire gallery of them!   What is a gallery? A gallery… Continue reading How to create a gallery in Liquid Story Binder

How to add images in Liquid Story Binder
Writing

How to add an image to a dossier in Liquid Story Binder

If you're like me and need images to inspire you and help you describe your characters, then it's really handy to have those images attached to your character profiles so you don't have to keep flipping between apps to look something up. Liquid Story Binder XE lets you do this within the dossier -- and,… Continue reading How to add an image to a dossier in Liquid Story Binder

How to create dossier templates in Liquid Story Binder
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How to create dossier templates in Liquid Story Binder

I once talked about how you could easily create a character sheet -- or location, creature, or species profiles -- using Liquid Story Binder XE's (LSB) dossier tool. LSB has several templates already built-in, but they might not suit you if you prefer longer profiles or like to save vertical space (like me), so now… Continue reading How to create dossier templates in Liquid Story Binder

How to create character dossiers in Liquid Story Binder
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How to create dossiers in Liquid Story Binder

One of the things I love about Liquid Story Binder XE (LSB) is how easy it is to create profile sheets for characters using dossiers. Dossiers aren't only useful for character profiles. They're handy for locations, species, bestiary entries -- anything that requires information in non-narrative form, really. Think of them as actual dossiers, the… Continue reading How to create dossiers in Liquid Story Binder

How to organise your files in Liquid Story Binder
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How to structure your files in Liquid Story Binder

When I first started using Liquid Story Binder XE, I used a very simple file structure: I saved dossiers by character name and builders by draft number. The larger my Guardians binder grew, though, the more difficult it got to wade through all the files in search of the one I needed. I could never… Continue reading How to structure your files in Liquid Story Binder

How to create a workspace in Liquid Story Binder
Writing

How to create a workspace in Liquid Story Binder

If you have a bunch of files in Liquid Story Binder, opening and closing them as you need them can be a daunting task that involves scrolling through an immense list to find what you want. Workspaces are a great way to make that easier: just stick a bunch of files together, save it as… Continue reading How to create a workspace in Liquid Story Binder