Since I upgraded from Scrivener 1 to Scrivener 3 for Windows recently, I took the time to update all my past Scrivener tutorials so that the instructions can be followed for users of both versions. Going forward, I’ll likely create tutorials only for the later version, since I find it’s working well for me, but… Continue reading Scrivener Tutorial Update
I was co-president of my university’s writing club by default. When I joined during my freshman year, there were two people running it. When that year was up, they graduated, leaving a void. I, being consistent to a fault, was one of the few who’d hardly ever missed a meeting, and, what’s more important, I… Continue reading How I Published Key Lime
“When he wasn’t working, Menial 63700578 went by the name of Jake. Jake wanted to get his hands on Madeleine Burroughs. He wanted to run his fingers through her thick chestnut hair and possibly, maybe, perhaps, get close enough to her so he could draw in her scent.” – Opening of Face Face is a… Continue reading Should You Read Face by Joma West?
If you’ve recently gotten a new Windows PC and upgraded to the latest version of Scrivener, as I have, you’ll need to make sure you use the proper set of steps when transferring your old Scrivener projects to ensure that all the data is copied as it should be. If you copy just the file… Continue reading How to Transfer an Old Scrivener Project to Scrivener 3 (Windows)
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” – Opening of… Continue reading Should You Read The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien?
When I was a kid, I would run out of the room when a preview for the first Harry Potter movie came on TV, much to the confusion of my family. I’d loved the books since my parents bought me the first one for Christmas—the only way that I could find a copy, since our… Continue reading Why I Prefer Books to Movies
“Eamon Redmond stood at the window looking down at the river which was deep brown after days of rain. He watched the colour, the mixture of mud and water, and the small currents and pockets of movement within the flow. It was a Friday morning at the end of July; the traffic was heavy on… Continue reading Should You Read The Heather Blazing by Colm Tóibín?
One of the things I love to hate about modern discourse is the sheer number of false dichotomies, silly arguments, and debates in which each person is more determined to prove themselves right than to listen and consider the other person’s viewpoint. As someone who loves reading, the question of whether I read e-books or… Continue reading E-Books vs Physical Books
As someone writing a novel in the third person omniscient point of view, I’ve gotten some conflicting advice about the best way to “hook” the reader. Tales are told of agents rejecting based on the first sentence. The first paragraph, everybody seems to say, is crucial. But most of the so-called rules I’ve seen for… Continue reading Novel Openings in Third Person Omniscient
I didn’t realize there was a bookstore where I live until last weekend, when I decided to Google it. Clearly, I don’t get out much, but I’m happy to have found a place worth getting out for. My sense of direction is so bad I often say I could get lost inside a paper bag,… Continue reading Visiting My Local Bookstore