Scrivener love

I had forgotten how much I love using Scrivener!

One of the biggest advantages of it is the multi screen function; you can have your writing area in one section, with inspirational pictures and notes in other areas!

I find this incredibly handy. I used to click between my writing program and whatever zillion internet browser tabs I had open; now I can have both up without jiggling the size of windows, lol.


Writing tools: MS Word

Okay, I have to confess, my number one writing tool is MS Word.

Not having a pile of nifty gadgets I can carry around, during my work day I end up using my work computer to write at lunch. Using this decrepit old thing* (that still manages to chug along) means I have two choices; I can write myself an email, or I can use MS Word. Continue reading

Writing Tools: Cursive on paper

I’ve tried a lot of different ways of writing.

When I was a child, I wrote by hand, as personal computers didn’t exist (what folks like Steve Jobs had in their garage doesn’t count). I was offered an electric typewriter, as my aunt had one, but I didn’t know how to type*.

As an adult, I’ve used many different tools, as have most writers. Various software, various hardware, trying out different things to see what works best. The process of taking scenes and putting them into actual words is different for everyone, but I wanted to share my experiences.

This first post is about the most traditional: handwriting on actual paper. Continue reading