I’ve had a lot of writing tools over the years. I started out in high school writing in notebooks. I got a manual Brother typewriter for Christmas when I was … Continue Reading The Evolution Of Writing Tools
On Wednesday, I talked about the reasons you should write a book. Even if the industry has too many books and not enough readers, that doesn’t mean we don’t need … Continue Reading 5 Reasons You Should Start A Blog
Over the next few days I’m going to be doing a bit of tinkering with my website. I want to make it a little more streamlined and professional and make … Continue Reading Excuse my dust
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and while that’s true, many people do. Have you ever bought a book because the cover caught your eye? How … Continue Reading The impact of cover art
Certain online writer’s tools many of us already know and love: Google and Wikipedia for research, thesaurus.com, The Chicago Manual of Style online, Amazon’s Author Central for keeping your details up … Continue Reading Atypical writer’s tools
Have you ever considered how the characters in your story communicate with each other: across airwaves, in cyberspace, through high-tech devices? I’m not even talking about sci-fi. The future is … Continue Reading Modern technology in fiction
Like many ‘just getting started’ authors, I have a budget for self-promotion and marketing. Even though one of the publishers I’m with is well known and prestigious, they understandably reserve … Continue Reading Advertising–does it work for authors?
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z challenge–blogging every day in the month of April (except Sundays!) with each letter of the alphabet. One of the … Continue Reading G is for Google