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Equil Smartpen 2

Most of my writing is housed on my phone and desktop computer (or an app that I have on both). I’ve been trying to cut down on my screen time at bed time; however, writing at bed time allows me to get thoughts out so they don’t keep me up. I was excited to try […]

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Bluetooth Keyboard for your smart device?

Desktop computers are great for everything except portability and a few years ago I purchased a desktop. This wasn’t a worry until I realized that I’m not great at writing on my desktop because it requires forgetting about the dishes piled in the sink when I grab a cup of tea and to forsake the […]

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Writer’s Block Tarot

Last year I had a small Kickstarter habit. I would frequently go on the Kickstarter app on my phone while I took the bus home. I loved scrolling through all the interesting and creative projects. I’d kid myself into thinking that this was inspiration for my writing. I’d pledge to ideas that I simply didn’t […]

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The (Exclusionary) Writer’s Guide to Places

I bought The Writers’ Guide to Places months ago at the Goodwill Quincy and I was excited about the promise the cover makes. The vagueness of that last word, places, should have warned me that disappointment would follow. First, it’s a very narrow list of places. In this book, the places covered are the fifty […]

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Scrivener vs. Evernote

I highly recommend Scrivener. As I mentioned in October I spend approximately three hours every weekday in transit. Of that time, I’m not walking for about two hours and fifteen minutes. That’s prime writing or reading time because I’m lucky enough to not have motion sickness. Scrivener is available on Mac for $45 and Windows […]

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A Standing Offer

About a week ago I saw an author offer to critique the first ten pages of manuscripts featuring a trans protag in response to the latest hateful edicts spewed by the US government. I love that idea and am going to take it a step further. If you identify with a marginalized community (racially, ethnically, […]

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NaNoWriMo: Small prompts

I may have mentioned before that I’m not a big fan of prompts, but in NaNoWriMo I am a fan of arbitrary. Generally an arbitrary word count on a particular character or historical event or an arbitrary amount of time to write nonstop. I’m not great with writing nonstop unless I’m racing someone, but I […]

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NaNoWriMo: Word Sprints

I love word sprints and word wars. A word sprint, to me, is a writing for an allotted amount of time (although with Write Deck it’s writing an allotted amount of words). A word war is when you write for an allotted amount of time with other people and whoever has the biggest pile of […]

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NaNoWriMo: Write Deck

I’d rather share a cool resource I’ve found and love instead of creating a writing prompt or writing exercise. If you are looking for prompts, go here. Write Deck: A place for word sprints/word wars. You can create public ones or invite people to join you privately. I’m LitSidekick on the site, if you’d like […]

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NaNoWriMo: Other places to find good NaNoWriMo Resources

How’s you’re writing doing? I’m kinda behind, so instead of writing a new prompt, I’m going to give you a few sites to visit along with a description of why I’m recommending you visit that site. Write Or Die: you can give yourself a word goal, a time limit, and set it on three different […]

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