Tag: online tools

Distractions of an Aspiring Author

Hard to believe a week has passed and I’ve missed my self imposed deadlines of writing a blog entry twice a week, but this week I feel it was time better spent. No, I didn’t lock myself away in a hotel room and pen my next masterpiece, I did something far more important. I laid the foundation.

Distractions

Distractions of an Aspiring Author

Writing is a lonely art, as I am sure many of my readers have experienced, it can be a thankless task, with only your own internal critic to share your efforts with. I enjoy my late night inspiration-fueled writing and the studying of the craft, but I found I was limited in a number of ways.

Firstly, I had no feedback loop for my new writing, no basis to be objective in my rewrites and no voice over my shoulder saying keep at it.  Secondly, I was alone in my research and evaluation of my chosen techniques. I had no sounding board for my ideas and found my motivation to keep going, beginning to fade. I was in a bind.  Read more →

Tools of the trade: December 2011

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

Its been a busy few days. I’m discovering so much about so many online tools. I started with Evernote and it’s really impressing me. I found about it thanks to @michaelhyatt It’s a fantastic piece of software and ideal for my planning and organizing, both for my current project of investigating writing techniques, tips, useful resources, even grammar tips and to gather ideas for future writing. Moreover it is helping, my normally frantic mind, focus on my future interests in publishing, Kindle, interview questions and styles, website designs and my own personal interests.

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