Software to write by?

We've all heard of software designed to help us produce a fully-fledged book rather than just a document.  Scrivener is one of the best known;  it has tools to "manage the writing environment" rather than just write. It seems there's a new product on the market.  I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds promising.... Continue Reading →

Tales Of The Ordinary

Let's face it, it's pretty much built in to human nature to check out anything that seems different. Be it a different look, a sound that's unfamiliar, or something that just seems a bit off, someone is going to go and check it out, and probably do something stupid in the process. It's why nobody... Continue Reading →

They did What?

Today is one of those days when I couldn't decide on a topic for a post. No, not because there isn't anything out there that interested me but because too many things did. So I whittled it down to four. I'll give a brief explanation, maybe a link or two for each one and then... Continue Reading →

The black dog

"Creature you fear the most..." I have a long, ongoing fight with depression. "You? Dave you spend half your time trying to be Chuck Norris. You don't tolerate weakness in yourself. It's for other people." Yeah. No, it is not. And part of the whole doing rufty-tufty stuff is a coping mechanism. Mostly I cope... Continue Reading →

The Madness of Bibliophilia

I'm a madwoman. I mean, you all knew that, right? You're reading this, no doubt thinking 'what's she done this time?' Well, back in April I moved myself, the Little Man (who's not so little any longer) and his Floof into a somewhat less than a thousand foot apartment. We have two beds, two baths,... Continue Reading →

Almost like an extra birthday

Most of the time I try to respect my children's privacy online. (And to remember that there may be a few people in the world who don't really want to see the latest cute picture of the newest grandbaby.) But we've just celebrated an anniversary that's very close to my heart, and our Katie has... Continue Reading →

As You Don’T Know, Bob

The fanfic I've read lately has been a bit too heavy on the old "as you know, Bob" deal, and it started to irritate me. So, here's a few thoughts and examples on getting the information out without telling poor Bob all about something he already knows about. You all know the drill. Somewhere in... Continue Reading →

Was That Today?

I forgot this was my day to add value to the blog. Oops. Perils of being on an 'every other week' schedule. And I have electricians and HVAC techs coming in and out all day, to figure out what's wrong with the air conditioning before the temperatures go back up into the high nineties this... Continue Reading →

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