Tool Time Tuesday: Merriam Webster

Tool Time Tuesday

Every other Tuesday, we talk about the different tools available for writers to make life easier (theoretically 😉 ). Today’s Tool: Merriam Webster Platform: browser, Android, iOS Cost: FREE What it does: You likely know Merriam Webster as a…

Quick Edits: Pronouns

Craft of Writing, Quick Edits, Writing

Quick Edits is a short feature where I give quick editing advice on how to handle common problems in fiction writing. Pronouns If you have two or more people of the same gender in the same scene, it’s easy…

Ready for Dragon Con? Surviving A Convention (and More!)

Conferences

Dragon Con is coming up this weekend in Atlanta. It’s a huge science fiction/fantasy/horror fan convention; they’re estimating 82,000 people in attendance this year. That’s a lot of people. All the things you’d expect to happen with that many…

Tool Time Tuesday: Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)

Tool Time Tuesday

Every other Tuesday, we talk about the different tools available for writers to make life easier (theoretically 😉 ). Today’s Tool: The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) Platform: browser (and paper!) Cost: Online: $39/yr ; Book: $60-70 What it…

Quick Edits: Passive to Active Verbs

Quick Edits, Writing

Quick Edits is a short feature where I give quick editing advice on how to handle common problems in fiction writing. Changing a passive verb to an active verb is pretty easy. Have a look: She was sitting on…

Tool Time Tuesday: CoSchedule

Tool Time Tuesday

Every other Tuesday, we talk about the different tools available for writers to make life easier (theoretically 😉 ). Today’s Tool: CoSchedule Platform: web Cost: variable; for most: $30/month (annual plan), $39/month (month-to-month) What it does: Allows you to…