The Outdoorsy App: A Non-Review Review

The best part about the kids being in a scouting program is the excuse it gives us to get out into the great outdoors. The worst part about scouting is then sleeping out there. After a series of shivering through near-freezing nights and huddling under nothing but a thin piece of treated nylon during thunderstorms, … Continue reading The Outdoorsy App: A Non-Review Review

I Managed to See a Movie! (My Shazam Review)

A 30-second preview was all it took to convince my ten-year-old son that Shazam was a movie we absolutely, positively, had to see. It didn't take much to convince me. I love superheroes. My other half... well let's just say that the heroes he prefers to watch on the big screen typically prefer military fatigues … Continue reading I Managed to See a Movie! (My Shazam Review)

Dragon NaturallySpeaking – A First Take & Quick Review

This post may contain affiliate links One of the continuing challenges I faced over the years, and particularly so over the last several weeks leading up to the new year, has been trying to find time for my personal writing when more and more of my time was being taken up by other things. Luckily for … Continue reading Dragon NaturallySpeaking – A First Take & Quick Review

5 Free Alternatives to Vellum – The Ebook Conversion Edition

While downloading ebooks to your reader is simple, getting them up on the cloud in the first place requires some work. I write my books using Word, however, just because you can import your manuscript's formatted-for-print-ready Word document into Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon), doesn't mean you necessarily should. For example, you may want to include a … Continue reading 5 Free Alternatives to Vellum – The Ebook Conversion Edition

5 Alternatives to Vellum, or How I Spent My Weekend

Vellum. It's not just for illuminated scrolls. For those of you not in the self-publishing world, or those newer to book formatting, Vellum is also a popular software option that helps magically transform your manuscript from a document processing file into something the non-publishing world might call a book. (This post includes affiliate links) I … Continue reading 5 Alternatives to Vellum, or How I Spent My Weekend