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Writing A Novel with Ulysses

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


Ulysses III is rapidly becoming one of the apps of choice for Mac-based novel writers. Best-selling novelist David Hewson,  author of the ever-popular Writing A Novel with Scrivener, offers a professional insight into how to use this unique app for writing fiction. 

This ebook covers all the aspects of Ulysses a writer needs to master in order to produce a finished book, from initial planning through to completed ebook, word file or pdf. You will learn how to use Ulysses to structure a book into parts and scenes and ways to manage research and ideas. Hewson also describes how Ulysses stores work uniquely in its own library, enabling you to work on the same draft manuscript across different machines while on the move.
For budding screenwriters there is a section on how to use Ulysses to produce scripts to professional formats that can be edited later in movie apps such as Final Draft. Now updated to cover the latest Yosemite version of Ulysses on the Mac, and the latest companion IOS app for iPads and now iPhone.

David Hewson ( is the author of more than 25 novels published around the world. He adapted the award-winning TV series The Killing into acclaimed novel and recently launched a new crime series set in Amsterdam with The House of Dolls which has been optioned for Dutch TV.

What's New in Version 5.0

Revised to cover the latest version of Ulysses 2.6 with a new extended version the latest enhanced sync options in Dropbox.

Customer Reviews

Waste of money

This is a very simple overview of how the author uses the program to write and is certainly not worth the $5 I spent to read it. "Don't change the defaults, use iCloud, and play with a small example before you write your novel." There. All you need to know is in the files that come with the application.

Wonderful Overview of a Mind-Blowing App

I’m a huge fan of Ulysses III, and I write both screenplays and manuscripts with it. That being said, I still found some nuggets of wisdom here and learned things about the app I thought I already had a great handle on. This is a well-written, to-the-point illustrated book that gives a lovely overview of what makes Ulysses III such a compelling environment for writers. It’s not a super-long book, but remember, you shouldn’t be buried in this book for months at a time anyway–go out and write! Thank you David for creating this resource; I look forward to the upcoming chapters regarding Ulysses for iPad, etc.

Worth the Price

It's not a long book, or technically in-depth, but I got enough little bits of advice to make this book worth its price. No need to futz with figuring it out myself. And it's easy to read.

Writing A Novel with Ulysses
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Computers
  • Published: Aug 03, 2016
  • Publisher: David Hewson
  • Seller: David Hewson
  • Print Length: 77 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 5.0
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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