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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Writerly Advice

There is no shortage of advice for writers. And, honestly, the advice you like least is probably the best for you.  Why do I say that?  Because the advice that rankles you the most is probably digging at the precise issue that you have as a writer and are trying to ignore.  Or, is that […]

Rainy Coffee Shop

Remember two weeks ago?  When I was talking about ambient coffee shop sounds? Well, now someone has come out with an improvement, at least in my mind; rain. So, really, this one is even simpler than the last one.  There’s just two buttons; one to turn on the “cafe sounds” and one to turn on […]

Draft – Version Control For Writers

I am a geek. This may be self-evident based on the fact that I work in IT and maintain several websites including two blogs, but the implications of that may not be clear. In software development, of which I have done very, very little, there’s a concept called “version control”.  In brief, it’s about keeping […]

Coffee Shop Sounds

A relatively recent study says that the background noise of a coffee shop can boost your creativity. I tend to subscribe to the attitude of one of my favorite authors, John Scalzi, espoused in his book .  And, actually, the title of that book is pretty much how he feels.  I have to agree.  When […]

Write More Quickly

with the DASH method! I hate to admit it, but when I write on this blog, or any of my blogs, really, I often find myself floundering about. Sometimes, I just keep typing until something mildly coherent comes out.  But, the better posts are the result of me stopping for a few minutes and contemplating […]


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