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What is the best Writing Software or App for writers? 2022

What is the best Writing Software or App for writers? 2022

If you’re anything like me, you like to try new things. Especially when it comes to writing software that might make your life easier. But you also want new things to a.) not cost you an arm and leg (figuratively) b.) make you want to eat your arm and leg in trying to use it (literally) and c.) be actually useful versus shiny. This covers everything from hardware to software. I still for the life of me can’t figure out how to use my one friend’s super fancy coffee machine and settle for a simple pour/drip method. Ta-da. Coffee ready. Easy peasy. As a non-barista, stuff like that is a relief (we won’t discuss my instant coffee days).

Becoming a Writer: It is Never too late to write your Story

Becoming a Writer: It is Never too late to write your Story

I love that you write your stories and love them so much. You know, I’ve got this idea for a book. -Great! Are you going to write it? Oh no. You know, I’m sixty-seven. It’s too late for me to start books.- Why? Well…I mean…who would read a book written by me? I’m no...

Life in the Danger Zone: You vs Yourself

Life in the Danger Zone: You vs Yourself

“Rule of thumb: The more important a call or action is to our soul's evolution, the Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.”― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle I really enjoy The War of Art. I mean, some people don’t and that’s...

Short Reviews: Howl’s Moving Castle

Short Reviews: Howl’s Moving Castle

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that...

Distracted? Try these 4 Helpful Tips to Write Successfully

Distracted? Try these 4 Helpful Tips to Write Successfully

These tips seem simple, but they aren’t easy. Giving up your phone and ready-at-your-fingertips web browser is difficult. Writing by hand makes fingers hurt sometimes (whine). Many of us admit to addiction to the access we have with the Internet. But think about when you turn the Wi-Fi off and just get lost in writing your stuff out. You work better as a writer. we have

The Idea Graveyard (or…why you lose your idea)

The Idea Graveyard (or…why you lose your idea)

In my desk drawer and in a file folder lies a page of ideas. Half started stories, chapters to books, picture books, concept art. On my computer, there is a similar file folder of notes and text docs, all having work of all lengths within them but also not being...

A Beginner’s Guide to starting your Novel

A Beginner’s Guide to starting your Novel

Part 2: Know thyself So you’ve covered your bases. You’ve written out a good chunk of the ‘need to know’ for your story. And I can hear some of you whining now. “Do I have to?” No, you don’t. I’m not forcing you. What I am telling you is that the majority of writers...

Stacie Hanson