Editing Tools For Writers

Writers, whether they pursue traditional publication under the writer-agent model, publish under their own name, or sign with a smaller imprint, need to edit their work prior to submission. However, while some authors believe their background makes them a grammatical expert, the truth is no one should rely on a single set of eyes. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Editing Tools For Writers

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

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 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

How to amaze friends and edit images for free with Sumopaint

Earlier this year I featured a mock-up movie poster based on a conversation I'd had with my youngest son. The image produced more comments than anything else I'd published that day. It was a good reminder as to the importance good visuals play in getting a message across. In full disclosure, I created that image … Continue reading How to amaze friends and edit images for free with Sumopaint