Bharathi Raja

Welcome to my writing site! Feel free to look around and check out the links up top, especially my book catalog. My blog posts will be heavy on tools and tech, and techniques that work for me, because all the writing advice out there says I’m doing it w0rNg. Scroll down, or hit the Posts link up top, and see if you find anything useful.

  • Setting Goals as a Writer

    When I first started writing, it was fun to just let the characters take me in whatever direction they felt like going. Sooner or later, I would figure out how to pull it all back into whatever narrative I thought worked best. I was doing it for fun, and this...


  • Using MultiMarkdown in Scrivener, part 3

    Last time, we made some basic Compile settings to get the HTML output looking right. Now, it’s time to make one last tweak—and build an eBook in record time. You’re ready to go! All you need to do1 is output an eBook, and you’ll be ready to send that book...


  • Using MultiMarkdown in Scrivener, part 2

    Last time, we had a look at Markdown and a few simple steps for setting up Scrivener to use it effectively. So a month has gone by, and you’ve been working on your latest project, and now you’re ready to publish it. But we may have to tweak some things...


  • Heroes, Villains, and In Between

    There are absolutes, but not as many as absolutists believe. That’s why superhero stories (comics and otherwise) have long depicted heroes with some kind of internal conflict—they’re more interesting that way. Villains, though, are often less fleshed out. They are apt to be completely evil, sometimes bent only on pointless...


  • Using MultiMarkdown in Scrivener, part 1

    Markdown was created by John Gruber to make it easier to write blog posts. It has been extended every which way to work with more technical documents, but the vanilla version is well-suited for writing fiction as well as blog posts. Some advantages of Markdown include: Outputs to many formats,...