Miscellaneous

Off volunteering

Off volunteering
I’m away from my blog for a week as I’m off on a full-time volunteering gig. I’m the debate coach at my local high school and I’m running a debate camp for teenagers for the next five days. Happy Canada Day (July 1) to my Cana Read more...

Taking a break…

Taking a break…

I’m away from my office and taking a break from my blog to read, relax and regenerate. I’ll be returning Tuesday, May 9. See you again, then. Happy spring!

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Say goodbye to Google as your RSS reader

Say goodbye to Google as your RSS reader
Word count: 259 words Reading time: About 1 minute Here is some important information for people who follow my blog using an RSS reader. Normally, I give you my “word-of-the-week” on Wednesdays. Today, however, is an urgent note for anyon Read more...

Trying to find a quiet place to write?

Trying to find a quiet place to write?
Word count: 263 words Reading time: About 1 minute Do you have difficulty finding a quiet place to write? My friend Casey Hibbard has a great tip for you. I never thought I’d ever endorse anything to do with guns (most urban Canadians abhor gun Read more...

When trust fails, Copyscape works

When trust fails, Copyscape works
Word count: 298 words Reading time: Just over 1 minute Here is information on a software service for writers. I volunteer for lots of writing across the Internet and I also allow you — or any other reader — to reprint any of my copy, with Read more...

How BackBlaze stops me from awfulizing

How BackBlaze stops me from awfulizing
Word count: 269 words Reading time: About 1 minute Here I tell you about a piece of technology that can help writers. Do you have the habit of regularly backing up your computer files? No? Let me tell you about my system. I am a backup freak. This is Read more...

Take this Shovebox and use it!

Take this Shovebox and use it!
Word count: 203 words Reading time: Less than 1 minute Every week, I tell you about a book or a piece of technology for writers. Today I focus on a terrific organizational tool, Shovebox… Do you have a junk drawer anywhere in your house? You kn Read more...

How to edit collaboratively

How to edit collaboratively
Word count: 195 words Reading time: Less than 1 minute Today,  I tell you about a piece of technology that can help writers. It’s called Google docs and it’s 100% free of charge! I knew it was possible to edit collaboratively even if the Read more...

A new use for an artist’s notebook

A new use for an artist’s notebook
Word count: 346 words Reading time: Just over 1 minute Today’s writing tip will help you if you like to use mind mapping. There’s high tech. There’s low tech. And there’s no tech. My “technology” tip for today fall Read more...

How to record your screen

How to record your screen
Word count: 250 words Reading time: Less than 1 minute Here I tell you about a piece of technology that can help writers. The software is called Camtasia. Thomas Jefferson famously said, “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Read more...