My experiment with Morning Pages

This past week, I’ve explored an exercise called Morning Pages. Julia Cameron of The Artist’s Way explains writing three pages, each morning, in longhand, is a great way to clarify your thoughts and remove ‘cloud thinking’ Sort of like quieting the ‘monkey mind’ in Zazen meditation. I figured I’d give it a try. I got …

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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 == = …

Link: 10 Tips to Promote Your Book on Social Media

10 tips to Promote Your Book with Social Media- very cool ideas. I’m starting an ‘idea notebook’ to copy the tips I want to follow, and take notes on what works or not. This way I can share my own experiences later with my readers. Not every tip works so well, but you often have …

NaNoWriMo 2015 Prep

The NaoNoWriMo, known as The National Novel Writing Month, was started in 1999 by Creative writer, Chris Baty. (see No Plot? No Problem!). If you check out the web site, it explains the basic rules of writing fiction of 50,000 in thirty days in any genre, including fanfiction. Back in 2007, I completed the National …