Please vote for my novel, The Grim Reaper: And Company! on Kindle Scout here: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/X0Z1F8GSDDVB I recently told my husband that for every hour I spend writing, I spend three more editing. It’s a rough guess–I spend much more on some areas and less in others, but as a rule, I don’t especially enjoy editing. That’s why I … More Grammarly Review: Automatic Proofreader
NaNoWriMo season is fast upon us, so as usual I have been scouring the web looking for awesome new tools to help me get the best out of the experience. I have been experimenting with the beta site Novlr for a few months now, and even though it is still in development, I believe it’s … More Novlr Preview/Review
In my earlier review of BookTrack, a free online program that allows writers to put soundtracks together for their books, I allowed for some mixed feelings. While I love the idea and was enthusiastic towards the possibilities, I was met with frustration and disappointment in many areas. But I wasn’t done playing around with it. … More BookTrack Revisited: Updated Review
Audio stimulation can help a ton with writing–I’ve mentioned it before, and it’s worth bringing up again. Reading a draft aloud can help you find mistakes that you never could have caught otherwise, and playing appropriate music can bring your writing to life in ways that you’ve never imagined. BookTrack is a digital platform that … More BookTrack Review: Books with Soundtracks?
A few days ago, I received my discounted copy of my latest book from Blurb. Blurb, though usually known for their excellent photo album printing service, has recently started to reach out to self-publishing writers and now prints traditional paperbacks as well. They provide their free writing and formatting software, BookWright, on their site and … More Blurb And BookWright Double Review
Back when I was beginning to research self-publishing options several years ago, there were two names that kept popping up: Createspace and Lulu. Both offer completely free self-publishing services with supposedly professional results, both have authors who swear by them and both appeared to be intuitive and easy to work. The reviews for both were … More Showdown: Createspace vs. Lulu
A couple months ago I decided to step up my writing challenges. NaNoWriMo has been a fun experience for me in the past, but I need something that can keep me writing year round, and I know I can do more than 1667 words a day if I’m pressured enough. So I joined Book-in-a-Week (BIW). … More Book In A Week: Are You Up for The Challenge?