Ha! More resources for authors!

I have written earlier about resources for authors tools, some more tools, yet more tools and even more tools; I try to keep tabs on tools that could be profitably used—by authors most of all—and I now have a new bunch of them for you to consider. I must say something about these posts: not […]

10-finger writing dance

Sometimes, I unknowingly time travel when I am writing. Some word or phrase I am wrestling with triggers that travel. Once upon a time, my father had an Underwood typewriter. He used it occasionally to communicate with others and I used it often to communicate with myself; it was a gleaming machine I couldn’t resist […]

Online authors’ tools

I have some unusual and interesting websites for authors today. These websites perform a variety of services for users. Spruce the tweet up I really like this one, because I go with the belief that images improve your tweets. Spruce is an online site that enables you to make “instant” images with text for Twitter. […]

Obese files, other tools for authors

It’s time again for leads to some online tools and resources for authors. Remember, as an author, you want to—painstakingly—do your research, verify your facts, get your characters, professions, names, settings and language right for the periods you are writing about. You also want to use tools that save time, effort and cost. Having said […]

Evernote app, advanced

More on the Evernote app? All right, all right, don’t tear my blog down. Allow me this last post (for the foreseeable future) on Evernote. After the introduction in the first post and the intermediate stuff in the second, this third post comes down to the nub, as far as we authors are concerned: the […]

Best tools for authors

  Sorry about that title. This is my third post on the best tools for authors, after the first one and the second. Here are some more tools, as well as some tricks of the keyboard and some online sites of great interest. And oh yes, one site that some of you are going to […]

How to use Evernote II

In an earlier post, I had written about the elementary concepts of how to use Evernote, the note-taking and archiving software. If you have read that article you will know that it touched upon the basics of Evernote: notebooks, the file names you use for your Evernote filing system notes, the data you file in […]

FB surveillance: how to unplug

  If you aren’t aware that Facebook has expanded the scope of its surveillance of users—read violations into your private affairs—you are not on Facebook, and you don’t care on Facebook, but you still don’t care on Facebook, and you care, but you are just not all there. Say hello to the Zucker punch. Facebook […]

7 more tools for authors

Here I am with the second instalment of my posts on tools for authors. Hopefully, you will have read the first instalment. If not, you should read here here. Since I will probably be coming out with more instalments in future, here is a statutory warning: Not all of the tools suit all of the […]

Introduction to Evernote

This post is my introduction to Evernote, and the entire post is all about that one software. I have posted on tools that authors can benefit from, and will continue to do so. I usually cover around 6 or 7 tools and describe their potential utility, without going into detailed how-to explanations. In this post, […]