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 == = …

How to create an index (MS Word)

I write mostly non-fiction, which doesn’t often utilize the element of an index. If you write non-fiction, however, or intend to some day, this post might help. What is an index? Non-fiction books often require the author to establish one, and old-school publishing may ask you to include an index or list of words to …