Writers talking about software usually mention Word, or Scrivener. I don’t use either. No Word, no Scrivener, no Photoshop, no OneNote. I don’t store my documents in the Cloud. I don’t use any version of Windows or MacOS. I also don’t pay for any of the software I use, either up front or by subscriptions. […]
Back when I was in high school I forced my way into the typing class. You see, I was in the Arts and Sciences stream, and why would anybody but girls in Business and Commerce need to know how to type? While in typing, we were taught to put two spaces after any punctuation with […]
I’ve spent over a week trying to make my word processor behave. It started with a weird tic: When I inserted a paragraph it would change the style of the previous paragraph to something else. I didn’t notice it at first, as the styles looked similar. Then other weird things started happening. The drop caps […]
I have several friends who write mysteries, and although “because everybody else is doing it” is usually a bad reason for doing something (unless they are running from a hundred-metre high monster), I thought I’d like to do the same. A mystery needs a detective, but a police detective would have either had too many […]
There’s a tradition in magick that you must know the True Name of something in order to gain power over it. That goes double for story research. Some things are easy. If you want to look up how many doors there are on a 1982 Chevrolet Cavalier all you have to do is search for 1982 […]
The Kalevala Affair, book three of The Chandler Affairs, is now available in print! The e-book version should be along by the end of the month. This time Veronica goes in search of a lost historical artifact and has to deal with a large variety of shady characters. Dodging various missiles, assassins, graduate students, and […]
The Stable Vices Affair (Book One) and The Prince and the Puppet Affair (Book 2) of The Chandler Affairs are now available from Amazon as E-books for the Kindle.