organizing a novel

Scrivener and My Case Study in Organizing a Novel

Software can inspire and empower its users. Scrivener did both for me and I’m excited to see what this software can do as I head to completion of my novel.
write a better novel

7 ways an algorithm can help you write a better novel

Like any craft, the beauty of writing lies in the creative process combined with the workmanship and joinery that lie beneath the surface. So writers, don’t panic! You’re not out of a job. Apple’s next major innovation is not going to be the iTolstoy. Please carry on writing wonderful stories for us to read. But, while a computer program can’t generate a compelling narrative or sympathetic characters, it might help make a good story even better. It's where technology can make a difference.
improve your writing

Variety Is The Spice That Will Improve Your Writing

Generic descriptions and recurring sentence structures lead to a rather boring read. Editing with a focus on more interesting word choices and sentence structures can improve your writing and make it shine.
writing dialogue

Let your dialogue do the talking

I’ve never met a writer who hasn’t wanted her reader to get completely lost in the words on the page. While there are many things that separate fact from fiction, there’s one thing that all writers ignore at their peril: a good, hard, honest self-edit. Let’s talk dialogue. Fiction writers learn quickly that there’s nothing as terrible as stiff, unrealistic dialogue to pull a reader out of the story. The first place to start is by cutting out as many dialogue tags as you can.
online writing tools

Eight Online Writing Tools to Help Liberate Your Inner Writer

Sometimes you are the biggest impediment to your own productivity. Everything is a distraction, or perhaps your need a way to connect with collaborators or check your grammar. These eight online writing tools can keep you focused and streamline the writing process.
Scrivener for iPad and iPhone

Scrivener for iPad and iPhone is here

Writers of all stripes from around the world have been waiting for the Scrivener for iPad and iPhone release for years. Read on to prepare yourself for my dream come true.
editing app

How An Editing App Can Increase Writing Productivity

Using an editing app can reduce your editing time significantly. You also improve writing productivity when you use an editing tool because you learn as you go along.

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