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Yes, I am a nerd – when it comes to stationery

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Wherein I reveal all of the secrets of my writing process

Someone in one of the writers' groups I belong to recently asked what we use to write our books, in terms of software. Although it seemed like a pretty straightforward question at first (don't most writers use Word?), when I got to thinking about my own answer to the question, I realized that my writing process is actually quite complex. I thought you might be curious, so I decided to share my Continue Reading...

Best apps for iPad writers

I'm the type of writer that loves to try new things, so when I first got an iPad for my birthday a couple years ago, I immediately started hunting for writing apps. There are some that are pretty standard, like Pages, but being the cheapskate thrifty type of woman I am, I was more interested in the free apps. How would they stack up against writing behemoths like Microsoft Word, which we all Continue Reading...

Cleaning my writing studio

I'm currently in the process of trying to clean off my desk and reorganize my work space so that I can actually find things like the copious handwritten notes I've got buried in different notebooks or floating around on loose pieces of paper. I also need to clear a space on the wall for the map of Paris I bought on eBay, in order to help me visualize different locations for The Case of the Continue Reading...

Stand up, sit down, rinse, repeat

Sitting down in front of a computer all day is bad for your health, and yet that's exactly what most writers - indeed, most office workers of all stripes - do these days. The latest craze is the "standing" desk (or, for some, the treadmill desk), to keep upright as you complete your work. But is standing up really any better? [caption id="attachment_10044" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Continue Reading...