iA Writer – Plain Text, Pure and Simple

Icon screenshot courtesy of the author I've mentioned iA Writer in several previous posts, which indicated the app deserves coverage of its own. Here’s my experience with Writer from Information Architects, and how I use it now. I've owned a copy of Writer since its first lunch in 2010. I was immediately attracted by its… Continue reading iA Writer – Plain Text, Pure and Simple

No More Heroes Anthology – Contributor Copies 😃

Last weekend I received my contributor's copies of the No More Heroes anthology from NewCon Press. The book is a collection of stories based on the lives of rock and pop artists who died young. I'm really proud to have a story in this book. It’s a fine-looking volume, edited by Ian Whates. My story,… Continue reading No More Heroes Anthology – Contributor Copies 😃

Craft and Notion 🤔

Reinventing the wheel? Screenshot courtesy of the author; Craft and Notion icons via craft.do and notion.so I first became aware of Notion because I watch a lot of productivity, creativity and various other tivity videos on YouTube. Several people spoke very highly of this application. They could not run their businesses or, indeed, their lives… Continue reading Craft and Notion 🤔

Realistic Tips for Writers

No one ever said it was gonna be easy... Here are five important tips that could help you achieve success with your writing. They're not necessarily easy, but you're not writing because it's easy, right? Right. If you're really serious about honing your craft, read on... Words, not numbers Quality is important. Don’t let the… Continue reading Realistic Tips for Writers

24-inch iMac – Two-week Review 🖥

Downsizing, migration, the bezels and the chin! Migration under way! I recently ordered a new 24-inch M1 iMac to replace my 27-inch unit. This is how I’ve found the new, smaller machine after a couple of weeks’ use. My greatest concern before ordering the 24-inch iMac was the screen size. I’d used a 27-inch model… Continue reading 24-inch iMac – Two-week Review 🖥

The Archive, iA Writer and Zettelkasten 🇩🇪

The final link in my note-taking chain In a recent article I compared iA Writer (iA) with Ulysses. It was a fair comparison, given that plain text is at the heart of both apps. I came out in strongly favour of Ulysses, but since then I’ve found a use for iA that’s perfect for me.… Continue reading The Archive, iA Writer and Zettelkasten 🇩🇪

Strategies to Let Your Fiction Fly 🦅

Taking a hands-off approach to unruly writing When I was commissioned to write a story for the forthcoming Burning Brightly anthology, I knew what this would be from the get-go: a sequel to a well-received story published in 2010. But despite knowing what I wanted to do, this was a very difficult journey. The reason?… Continue reading Strategies to Let Your Fiction Fly 🦅