Category Archives: Tools

Discussion of tools for writers

StoryBook Editor: More Ugly Step-Sister than Cinderella Story

I am a writer who hates MS Word. Sounds paradoxical, you say? Not really. I won’t drag you through all of my reasons, but suffice it to say that as…

Slick ways to present your work online

Whether you’re an impoverished beginner who is self-publishing and still trying to build an audience, or an established pro who bathes in honey on a twice-weekly schedule, every writer needs…

How work can inform your fantasies

I don’t tend to do a lot of research before I write. A little perhaps, but generally speaking, I prefer to create worlds where I can just make stuff up….

Plain text editor

Reduce your tool clutter to crank out the words

As I have mentioned elsewhere, I’m not a fan of doing the heavy lifting on any long-form writing project in a word processor. (You can read postingsĀ here and here to…

Assembling a codex of e-publishing frustrations

Dear Publishers and Authors: What can you not do with current e-publishing tools and technologies that is driving you nuts? You’ve been working for a while with HTML, CSS, EPUB…