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Cut Down on Wrist Pain with a Vertical Mouse

When I share resources for writers here, they’re usually along the lines of e-books or other downloads. But today I want to recommend something different — a new mouse that’s ideal for those long hours we writers can spend in front of our computers. More specifically, let’s look at vertical mice. I didn’t even know what a vertical mouse was until Anne Wayman mentioned them … read more

5 Free Scrivener Templates

If you’ve been following this blog for a while you might have seen some of my free Scrivener templates. Unfortunately those are a bit scattered throughout the blog, and I’ve had a couple of folks this week email me trying to find one of my blogging templates and another reader asked for recommendations about mystery templates without realizing I’d released one here. So I thought … read more

Free Goal & Task Tracker Worksheet

It’s August. Seriously. When did that happen? Normally by now I’ve completed a detailed mid-year evaluation and posted my quarterly check-in on the blog. Whoops! Actually, it was less a simple oversight and more an issue of reorganization. By mid-July, I knew a few things weren’t working out as planned, so I decided to make some changes. The usual mid-year check-in was scrapped. It was a dud … read more

Relax Melodies – An Awesome Audio App for Writers

This might sound strange. But today I want to recommend an audio app — more specifically a sleep audio app — to writers. It’s called Relax Melodies, and it’s available on both Android and iOS devices. I’ve been struggling with insomnia recently, working and sleeping rather odd hours. Sleep has been difficult to come by lately, but when I do sleep, this app usually plays a … read more

Weekend Reading: Books for Authors

This week we’re going to do something a little bit different for the Weekend Reading series. Instead of pointing you to a few blog posts, I’d like to share a few recommended books for authors. Some of these are specific to either fiction or nonfiction authors. Others are beneficial no matter what kinds of books you write. These are just five examples, pulled from some … read more