Orson Scott Card’s Characters & Viewpoint offers an in-depth look at inventing, constructing, and performing characters in fiction writing. To this end, he makes a distinction between writing and storytelling– a relationship he likens to composer and performer, screenwriter and actor. Continue reading “Characters & Viewpoint: A Review”
If writing screenplay interests you, you really need to check out Robin U. Russin’s and William Missouri Downs’ book, Screenplay. Continue reading “Screenplay: Writing the Picture Review”
Profit From Your Passion (PFYP) is an A-Z blogging course. Your guide through the ins and outs of blogging is Krista Dickson, a blog-woo guru. Continue reading “Curious Words Review: Profit From Your Passion”
Profit From Your Passion is a 12-week e-course and group coaching program for new bloggers. The goal is to help new bloggers build strong foundations for their websites, grow their online communities, and start making money from their blogs. Continue reading “Profit From Your Passion Course Information”
When a few writing colleagues recommended Curious Words check out Scrivener, they forewarned me that there is a steep learning curve. They also said I should muscle through it because the software is totally worth it.
Folks, they were right on both counts. Continue reading “A Scrivener Review”
Today’s a two-for-one deal! I did a side-by-side comparison of two PDF annotators that I regularly use: Evernote and the Adobe Acrobat app.
Most of my reviewing I do in Word, but there are instances when a PDF annotating app is either necessary or more convenient. Continue reading “My Two Favorite PDF Annotating Apps: Evernote vs. Adobe Acrobat”
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If you read my previous article on Grammarly’s free services, then you know they had me seriously impressed. So imagine my glee when I investigated the Grammarly premium services and encountered this list:
If you’re anything like me, you have the most spectacular ideas for your writing when you’re doing everything but writing (and especially when it’s 4 am and you’re supposed to be sleeping). Then, when you sit down and stare at that damn blinking cursor, all words go out the window and you forget how to brain. Continue reading “My 3 Favorite MasterWriter Tools”
Me, eight weeks ago:
Laid out in rows and piles and stacks before me are various scraps of paper, notepads, and magazines. My computer browser has an ever-growing bookmarks list in files like “Writing Resources” and “Blog Resources.” I am riffling through them all with growing frustration as I try to find “that paper” upon which I had written down my latest and greatest idea.
Sound familiar? Continue reading “5 Ways to Organize Your Writing with Evernote”