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Scrivener and Organizing Your Story

I started using Scrivener ($40) to organize my stories. It comes with a character template and a location template as part of the basic install. Then I hunted around until I found some free templates online that I thought I would try. Unfortunately, the templates that ended with “srivtemplate” instead of “scriv” were in an […]

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Grammarly – Free Version Works for Me

The free version of Grammarly has become my go-to grammar checker, even if I do have to fight with it from time to time. The paid version has more features, but I don’t write enough to justify a monthly fee of $12. Maybe I can catch a sale, but I probably won’t bother until I […]

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Defenestration – Our Word of the Day

Defenestration, who the hell ever heard of it? This is from the Wikipedia: Defenestration is the act of throwing someone or something out of a window.[1] The term was coined around the time of an incident in Prague Castle in the year 1618, which became the spark that started the Thirty Years’ War. This was […]

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More Advice on Writing

I’ve been reading lots of advice on writing, but the one thing that I don’t recall seeing is the need for a clear, clean, place to work. I stole these photos from my editor’s blog. I use a fold-down writing desk that is quite similar. It’s called a secretary, it closes up and hides the […]

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Learning to Write All Over Again

I’m re-learning how to write. I may have gotten straight A’s in English back in the day, but there’s no way I’m going to do that again. I’ve developed too many bad habits. I was told that I was an excellent story teller, but when I re-read a short story I had written a few […]

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