Another great tool for authors!

Don’t you sometimes make a major change to a chapter – delete a whole section and Driverearrange the sequence of events – only to have a nagging thought that perhaps that wasn’t such a good idea and in a week or two you’ll want to revert to the old version?  Continue reading “Another great tool for authors!”

Why is book-writing like renovating a patio?

PatioI took a week off work to write my book… and to renovate the patio. The latter won.

I won’t say I made no progress at all on the book, but it was minor. Instead, I set to work planning the garden job, clearing the area, ripping up worn-out paving stones, relocating ants’ nests, tearing out weeds, buying requisites and hiring a van to take them home, asking permission to unload on the neighbour’s drive, to avoid having to carry the heavy stuff up the steps, and persuading my son and daughter-in-law to help.

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Extremely useful authoring tool

Among many interesting bits and bites, the December 2012 issue of The Woolf plugged the personal writing editor and coach Pro Writing Aid. Perhaps you all know and use it already.

I tried out the free online version and very soon subscribed to the premium edition, which, among other things, builds the proofing features right into the WordPress editor, so one doesn’t have to copy large chunks of text back and forth. An incredible boon for bloggers! Continue reading “Extremely useful authoring tool”