What can you do if your printer tells you there’s a paper jam even though there isn’t? Try this solution.Read More
If you’re anything like me, you keep stacks of clippings. But if you own the copyright to the articles, and you want to update them , how can you do so? The good news is that you don't need to retype them. In this article I explain how to convert them into text for word processing.Read More
As far as I’m concerned, it’s important for writers to become acquainted with other aspects of their craft, and to explore areas that are not immediately perceived to be “relevant”.Read More
How can you remember all those ideas you have or snippets of conversation you hear while out and about? These ten note-taking approaches should help.Read More
It’s all very well being able to write, but what about how we write, that is the tools we use? There is a fascinating exhibition coming in London in April 2019 that explores this.Read More
What could be worse than losing all of your carefully crafted work? Here are 5 ways to protect yourself against that happening.Read More
Booklinker is a brilliant url shortener for your Amazon books and Amazon author page.Read More
I love my Kindle, and there are 7 features of it that I find exceedingly useful. Here they are.Read More
Can writers benefit from using technology that is old, and without much functionality?Read More
How will Virtual Reality reportage affect our experience of the news? What are the ethical issues involved?Read More
Read all about it: my experiment is setting up a separate news feed.Read More
An obvious sort of tip that may be beneficial nevertheless.Read More
Whether you read books on an ebook reader or read the paper versions instead makes a more profound difference than you might imagine.Read More
Even those who are fortunate enough to have an assistant to whom they can dictate their thoughts, and who will then type them up, are using technology – albeit at one remove
Now, you may think this has nothing to do with writing, but it has. Bob is using a computing technique known as “text mining” to trawl through loads of Victorian publications held by the British Library, and extract jokes.
Back in April 2014 I penned a few lines on using Word as a desktop publishing tool. On the whole it works, but, as I noted then, it does have serious limitations.
I mentioned in that article that it was impossible to use automated cross-referencing between text boxes. Since then I have discovered something even worse.