I am spiny. Continue reading Porcupine
Following up on my review of three ergonomic keyboards last year, I pass along now Marco Arment’s review of the Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard, which he’s liking. From the features he describes, it sounds similar to theThe Goldtouch Go!2 keyboard I’ve been using, but with some differences, including one that would drive me crazy. [T]he Ergo Pro’s two … Continue reading On ergonomic keyboards again
This is a question our culture seems to be still trying to figure out. Yesterday Kate Lawrence explored this question in a blog post about her books’ main character, Yamabuki, a historical woman samurai in 12th-century Japan. Continue reading Who is the woman hero?
Last year, I took some rather timid steps into NaNoWriMo — which is to say I signed up on the site. I didn’t provide a name (Did I want to use a pseudonym?) or project title (Which did I want to write?). I did, however, start writing. I did not reach the officially sanctioned 50,000-word target, … Continue reading No, NoNaNo
Its done! Not done done, but done — a “first draft.” Not an actual first draft — I revised it so many times I lost count — but it’s the first I actually sent to anyone who wasn’t a friend or alpha reader. Now I wait. And start on the next book, which is going … Continue reading Done!
This shouldn’t be so hard. I’ve reached the point where it’s time to compile my manuscript from Scrivener into Word format, in preparation for The Great Editing. Now the Compile part is easy. (Well, I say “easy” in that it’s pretty complicated, but in a Scrivener way, and after you’ve been using Scrivener for a … Continue reading Scrivener to Word
It’s nice to have an office. Continue reading For getting things done
The place: The Facebook website thingie. The time: A moment of weakness (escaping from my manuscript). The assignment: “Exercise!!! 250-500-100 words (some kind of narrative). No “to be” verbs!” The inspiration: This great photo…. My jotted whatnot: Without Sole Has anyone seen my sneakers? They walked off with my soul, and now I wander the earth, … Continue reading In which words flow, but not where I need them
As a writing tool, I love Scrivener. Unfortunately this comes with some hindrances: Scrivener is not a standard format, so you have to compile and export anything you do to to anything with it. Microsoft Word is a standard format in publishing—obviously people in publishing are a bunch of masochists—but Scrivener’s exports to Word are … Continue reading The pain and suffering of Scrivener exports to Word
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Imagination On. Check. Motivation On. Check. Quiet On. Check. Distractions Off. Check. Comfort Zone On. Check. Eyes Ready. Check. Mind Open. Check. It’s a go. Take a deep breath. Creativity blasting off in 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0. Let those creative juices flow. Copyright ©… Continue reading Entering creative space (Morning Check-Up for Artists)