Category Archives: Tools

Discussion of tools for writers

Character Cards in Scrivener

Not a Scrivener user? No problem. Check out the last paragraph of this article for an easy way to use these cards in your favorite editing system. Like most Scrivener users,…

The Arcane Art of Notes To Self

We all do it, no matter what tool we use. At some point, every writer I’ve ever talked to has developed a technique for embedding editorial notes to self into the…

Scrivener and the Cloud: Best Practices 2013

So, you’ve emerged from your MSWord-induced fever dream and discovered the natural wonders of Scrivener. You relish it’s ability to help you process ideas, not just words, and you revel…

Are Online Grammar Checkers Worth Checking Out?

I have a date looming with my editor in the near future, and I want to make a good impression. One of my major projects is about to be completed,…

See The Big Picture: Visualizing Your Plots

One of the biggest problems I have with novel-length story-telling is keeping track of the big picture – the relationships not only between characters themselves, but at the higher level,…