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If you use the Notes app on an Apple device like an iPad, and wish to access your notes from an Android device, such as an HTC smartphone, here's a work-around.
How might writers make use of maps to convey information (besides geographical information)?
What's a special writing day? And what's so special about them?
If you're a writer, and you travel a lot on buses and trains, Jotterpad is just the phone app for you. It;s so easy to use, and has great functionality. No more excuses!
This second article in my micro-series "Why I like Amazon". This time, from the point of view of being an author.
As a reader, I love Amazon Kindle. Here's why.
Why the term 'self-publishing' is no longer an accurate description of, erm, self-publishers.
Booklinker is a brilliant url shortener for your Amazon books and Amazon author page.
The registration desks for the London Book Fair 2017 are now open! In this article I discuss what I get out of it, and why I go every year -- and how that relates to my recent foray into Kindle self-publishing. And details of the Fair itself of course!
I've just published my first Kindle book. Here are a few brief reflections.
A handy hint for writing on the move.
Being able to produce chunks of text very quickly is useful to see what the appearance of the finished piece of writing will look like, or to test how many words you can get on the page with a particular font. It's easy enough to generate random text in Word, but what if you don't use Word?
For those who edit and proofread texts in Word, here are details of a free book of macros -- built-in programs -- that can make many of the tasks much quicker and easier.
I've been trying out a free utility for Word that cleans up a load of formatting errors in one go. It's pretty good!
Here's a great utility for Windows users. It enables you to rename loads of files at once, in various ways.
I love my Kindle, and there are 7 features of it that I find exceedingly useful. Here they are.
A quick heads-up about a newsletter I find quite useful, and mention of a couple of books.
If you have an ebook reader or app, especially the Kindle, then you're in luck. Here are 5 free and low-cost services from which you can obtain new books every day!
It's hard enough writing for money, but writing for nothing, on your own blog? It sounds silly, but it can actually be a very worthwhile investment of time.