How to Leverage Business Hours into Creative Nirvana

How to Leverage Business Hours into Creative Nirvana

These days writing comes with hours of “business” related nonsense. I’m watching one of my Critique Group working on her book release, and I am exhausted. Social Media, Blog Tours, Facebook Parties, etc. Not only do you have to do these activities and to get your book seen, but you need to figure out when you will get the most bang for your buck. 

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What Software Are You Using to Write?

What Software Are You Using to Write?

I am fascinated whenever I walk into a Barnes and Noble or a Starbucks. There are people cradling their technology everywhere.

Probably first and foremost, I see the Apple symbol everywhere. (Which is why I wrote this article earlier this year.) Ipads, Ipad Pro’s, Macbook’s of every kind and lots of iphones. 

After that, I see a smattering of other devices. More Dell laptops than anything else, and a ton of Samsung phones.

Really there seems to be only two sides on the actual operating system front.  Apple and Microsoft. I can’t tell you the last time I saw a Google laptop, and I sure don’t ever see a Linux box in the wild. 

Different machines have

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Buying a New Laptop for Writing

Buying a New Laptop for Writing

I have a beautiful and expensive Alienware 18.  I use it for gaming, and for a while, it was my main machine.  Once my muscle's started acting up, I could no longer lift it, so we bought me a little netbook in the fall of 2015. 

It ran Windows 10, had a great track pad, and had some room for Office and a couple of oither lightweight programs.  I loved it.  It weighs maybe 2 pounds, and I can palm it with ease.  I still write on a body pillow for support of my hands and arms, but this tiny machine has cut down on my fatigue in huge ways.  I can’t say enough good things about it.

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