10,000 foot view
A very short and simple Burning Slug book might look like this:
# This is the first chapter
It was a *dark* and **stormy** night.
Suddenly, in the second paragraph, a shot rang out.
# This is the second chapter
This is the last line in my book.
Write your book with a plain text editor
. If your book is in word processor format (e.g., Microsoft Word), please copy and paste it into a plain text editor before formatting it and pasting it into Burning Slug. Word processor formatting is designed for text that will be printed on paper directly from the word processing program, not for use in an external system. The manual
has some suggestions for plain text editors, if you don't already have one.
Text is emphasized
(in the default style, italic
) by surrounding it with asterisks, *like this*.
Text is made strong
(in the default style, bold
) by surrounding it with two asterisks, **like this**.
Indicate a new paragraph with a blank line.
Indicate a new chapter by prefixing the chapter title with a # character, as shown below:
# This is the Title of My New Chapter
The chapter title should be on a line by itself, and the # character should be at the extreme left margin.
For more elaborate formatting (front and back matter, images, notes, references, styles, fonts, much more), see the manual