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Changing times

My younger daughter thinks I come from a black & white world much like the majority of photographs from my youth. The photos and movies from that period are in monotone because, according to her simple logic, my world was actually black & white. She has no clue what films or negatives are and how […]

My affair with fountain pens

Fountain pens are a total joy to write with. I collect them, I use them and I am crazy about them. Had I the time I would do all my handwritten chores with fountain pens. Whatever the naysayers may scream, migrating to ball pens or rollers was a sure step back for the human race. […]

Writer’s Cafe

One excellent program for writers is Writer’s Cafe by Anthemion Software. This is a heavy-weight writing application brimming with more features than most people need in their usual writing work. Everything a fiction writer, irrespective of his competence, needs in order to produce his best work, is included in this application. The learning curve isn’t […]

For the joy of typing

Very few writers actually write longhand anymore. Oh, they may take notes using pen and paper or jot down a few reminders or ideas but when it comes to actually doing manuscript work, a keyboard is the preferred way to go. The big-shots almost always use a desktop while lesser mortals use laptops for churning […]

More Scrivener

Initially I thought I’d post at least one entry a week but I guess that didn’t happen after the first few posts. But fear not, I’m back with another entry about Scrivener. One of my best loved features about Scrivener is its full screen edit mode. I remember earlier posts, yes, that’s more than one, […]