Tools for Indie Authors: Scrivener

January 5th, 2018

Filed under: Self-publishing, Writing

If you have a Mac and want to write and publish a book, give Scrivener a try. Scrivener is a writing app that allows you to outline, research, write, and publish your book in a single app. Scrivener 3 was recently released for Mac, and it allows you to publish PDF, EPUB, and MOBI (Kindle) […]

Deep Work Scheduling Philosophies for Writers

October 23rd, 2017

Filed under: Writing

I’m reading the book Deep Work by Cal Newport (Amazon Page). Deep work involves the ability to focus on a cognitively demanding task, such as writing a book, so that you can get more done in less time. Writing a book is difficult if you check your email and Twitter feed every 10-15 minutes. To […]

Commonly Misused Words: Brake and Break

March 20th, 2017

Filed under: Writing

Brake means to stop or to slow down. Press the brake pedal to stop the car. Break has multiple meanings. In most cases if you mean something besides stopping or slowing down, you want the word BREAK. Break a leg. Break the vase. Take a break when you feel tired.

Commonly Misused Words: Than and Then

March 14th, 2017

Filed under: Writing

Use the word THAN when making comparisons. She wrote more than 20 books. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Use the word THEN to refer to the next step in a sequence. I ate breakfast then brushed my teeth. He flew to Chicago then drove to Milwaukee.

Commonly Misused Words: We and Us

March 2nd, 2017

Filed under: Writing

Writers usually misuse the words WE and US when adding a noun after them. Take a look at the following phrases: something we writers struggle with every day something us writers struggle with every day When reading those phrases it’s not easy to determine which one is correct. The trick is to omit the noun […]