Writer Tech Trouble

The other day I had some issues with my computer. It’s not a huge problem for me because I know how to take them apart and fix them, or get into the DOS settings and troubleshoot. Since the computer is vital to writers, I felt I’d share some tips that might help you out if …

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Word Processing: 10 Cool Keyboard Tricks

While editing a manuscript, I found a need to make the process faster with the use of hotkey (keyboard shortcuts), wildcards, and some keyboard tricks to get things done. These work only in MS Word. Doing this Does this --- Pressing the dash key 3x will create a horizontal line in your document == = …

Formatting Manuscript and Helpful Writing Links.

With my writer’s group, I often write up a newsletter for the members so they get the information we covered, but also to share with the members who couldn’t join, to catch them up on the topic. Today’s meeting was all about manuscript formatting. Manuscript formatting for standard publishing: Always remember to follow guidelines, but …

Convert Words to Pages

While compiling a printed book through Createspace, I found this neat site, Convert Words to Pages, that will count pages from the word count. You can also determine pages with the font used, line spacing, and font size. Its very helpful on figuring out the size of your novel from what you’ve written. You can …