How to Build Your Writing Skills

Every day, new writers decide to have a shot at being published. They come up with an idea, rough out a plot, and enthusiastically start pounding the keyboard. Then, when they read through their scenes, disappointment strikes. Their prose just doesn’t … Continue reading

How I Use Scrivener for Career Planning

I’m sure most people have heard of Scrivener by now, but if you haven’t… it’s probably the best writer’s tool out there. [Related post: Moving from Word to Scrivener.] You can organise all kinds of things in Scrivener “projects” – from … Continue reading

CLEARLY a Useful Tool

Indie writers are constantly copying and pasting useful info from websites and blogs. (I keep a Scrivener file just for Writing Tips – I’ll blog about that later on.) Evernote has put out a really useful tool for those who … Continue reading

Dragon Naturally Speaking – Mac and Windows

I’ve posted before about using DNS (Dragon Naturally Speaking) to turbo-charge my productivity. I’ve been using Dragon for years, but have only recently become a serious user. When I looked at ways to increase my productivity, I decided that I … Continue reading

How to Build Your Writing Business

A few days ago, I passed on some advice to an excellent writer who is just starting to build her writing business. She’s starting from a good place – she already has a great deal of expertise in several different … Continue reading

The ePublishing Learning Curve

This week, I’m feeling a bit as though I’ve been tossed around in a washing machine and hung out to dry. (The way my son hangs out stuff, too: hanging limply from one peg. No style.) Why is this? Simply … Continue reading