Poor Reviews: A writer’s best friend


I just wrote a review on Amazon for a book I didn’t exactly love. But before I posted it, I decided to read the other reviews to see if readers had the same issues with the book that I did. Turns out, they found even more flaws.

Aside from the obvious relief of knowing I wasn’t the only one disappointed with the book, I learned something valuable: negative book reviews are super important for writers to read. Continue reading “Poor Reviews: A writer’s best friend”

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Scrivener: A Review


I want a one-stop shop for all my writing needs, hence today’s photo. Get it? It’s “one stop.” See?
Anyone?
Nevermind…

Anyway, in my quest for an all-in-one writing solution, I am now trying out Scrivener for 30 days. The 30-day-trial is actually 30 days of use, not 30 days from the time you first run the program. That earns it beaucoup brownie points in my book (the one I just imported into Scrivener.) Continue reading “Scrivener: A Review”

Story Bible Blues

A few weeks ago I listened to a podcast on Writing Excuses about story bibles. A story bible is a place to keep all the details of your characters, locations, and events organized so that you can easily look them up later on.

For somebody like me who 1) has poor memory, and 2) is obsessive about keeping notes in a systematic way, a story bible is an excellent idea. Wikis make an obvious choice for this type of document so I tried out a few. Continue reading “Story Bible Blues”