Plot development in Scrivener

Scrivener is a writing environment with extensive flexibility. One of its chief advantages to writers is that it allows you to divide a story or book into its constituent pieces (chapters and scenes), work on them independently, shift them around, and compile the finished product as a seamless manuscript.. This makes it ideal for those…… Continue reading Plot development in Scrivener

Putting yourself in the picture

What was life like in a middle-class Toronto neighborhood in the 1940s? I don’t know, but for a work-in-progress, I need to find out. Yet there’s surprisingly little information available on what is outwardly a banal topic. Enter Quora. If you’re not familiar with it, Quora is a site where you can ask a question…… Continue reading Putting yourself in the picture

A new page collects both books

I have a new landing page, courtesy of Drafts2Digital, where you can view both of my currently published books. I welcome your comments. And thanks to fellow members of Pittsburgh South Writer’s Group, Ron Milanek, for pointing me the way through his Smashwords site.

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ProWritingAid expands tools

I have been a fan of ProWritingAid since I expanded my writing from fundraising appeals to fiction. It was and remains a superior grammar checker, better than Grammarly, which I also use. The developers have added many new tools that move ProWritingAid beyond just a grammar and spellcheck tool to a comprehensive suite of writing…… Continue reading ProWritingAid expands tools

Editing? Let your computer read to you.

One of the best ways to edit your writing is to read it aloud. A member of my writer’s group suggests an improvement on the technique: have the computer read to you while you follow the text to check punctuation. Both Mac and Windows operating systems have this feature under “accessibility” options. On the Mac,…… Continue reading Editing? Let your computer read to you.