Category: Stuff I Recommend

  • The Deeper Side of …. Cell Phones?

    Okay, so he had the good taste to like Talyn. But I like his blog. He’s funny as hell. And today, Cranky Phone Guy is ragging on massive corporations, which is something I can really get behind. WARNING: If you are easily offended by words, don’t look. He uses lots of them, and some of…

  • Scrivener by Another Scrivener Lover

  • A Hang-Up in the Plotting Course

    I know this isn’t going to reach everyone who has signed up for it, but the autoresponder that sends out the plotting course lessons has died an ugly death. Either today or tomorrow (IF we can get cron working in the new e-mail program), I’ll be sending out an invitation letter to everyone who was…

  • Sunrise: Moonrise

    I got a great sunrise this morning. I’m in the middle of words—just about exactly in the middle, in fact, and oddly, am writing about Genna’s first moonrise in reach of the moon in three months. Genna never had an issue with moonrises until she found herself on a moonroad. Now, she’s discovering she has…

  • Scrivener, and your comments

    First, I just discovered this in Scrivener (I’m a jump-in-and-use-it, figure-it-out-as-I-go software user, so it always takes me a while to figure out the full capabilities of a new piece of software). This is the Project Targets window, which allows me to see not only the wordcount for my complete document, but also how far…

  • Where have you been all my life, WriteItNow? (updated)

    I only recommend things I use and love, which is why I frequently mention how much I love Inspiration, and rarely say anything about Word (use it, hate it). I almost never find anything I love, or even like, where writing software is concerned. I’ve tried a lot of it, and most of it is…

  • 2YN: The Two-Year Novel Course–Year One, by Lazette Gifford

    I’m delighted to be able to present 2YN: The Two-Year Novel Course–Year One, by Lazette Gifford. This is the e-book form of Zette’s wildly successful, standing-room only online course on Forward Motion that takes writers step by step from the very first idea for writing a novel to the day it ships off to the…

  • And … and … Serenity!

    Wow. Just … wow. Spoilers would be criminal, so you won’t find them here. If you haven’t watched Firefly, Serenity will be a good, exciting, and comprehensible movie. If, however, you’ve seen the series, it becomes breathtaking. So … what you do is, you buy or rent or talk a good friend into renting the…

  • And Serenity

    I’m a huge fan of Joss Whedon’s work, and above all, of Firefly, the one show that, if it returned to television, would actually lure me back to sitting through advertisements to watch it. (In the last ten years, the only other two shows I actually made time to watch when they were being broadcast…

  • Oh, God, Oh, God, The Sky Is Falling

    Since the early 1980s, the civilized world has been crushed beneath sheets of onrushing glacial ice. We’ve watched in horror as the world’s great cities have fallen beneath those relentless, grinding masses, as the lights have gone out in heartbreaking, poignant flickers, overrun by darkness that will not retreat for thousands of years, if ever.…