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How To Write A Novel: Step By Step

Thinking about writing a novel? Don’t know where to start? It’s not that hard, if you really want to do it. I guess that really is the first step. …

So You Want To Be A Writer? Don’t Try.

Charles Bukowski on ‘trying’ to create artAfter decades of failure, Charles Bukowski — an alcoholic, womanizer and man who <i>Time</i> magazine described as …

These Three Hacks Will Make Your First Book Write Itself

So, you want to get your message out. And you sure do have a lot of knowledge in your area. You spent countless hours diving deep, learning it in theory and practice. Years of excellent work are a great testimonial to your knowledge — at least for your colleagues. However, if you are thinking of …

Writing

10 reasons you should wake up earlier and how to do it

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” - Ben Franklin<p>“Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as …

Mark Twain

How to pin notes in the Notes app

We’re over the hump for another year. The shiny 2017 iPhones have been released and as has the software for the next 12 months. With the excitement …

What’s the Best Way to Create a Distraction-Free Writing Environment?

Writers have always been able to find a million different diversions to keep themselves from their work, and between the web, computer games, and the …

11 Apps For Writers That Can Help You Get Your Masterpiece Completed In No Time

Let's face it: writing isn't a simple task, and authors can use all the help they can get when it comes to finishing (or starting) their projects. …

Writing

David Sedaris Breaks Down His Writing Process: Keep a Diary, Carry a Notebook, Read Out Loud, Abandon Hope

When did you first hear David Sedaris? Normally in the case of a writer, let alone one of the most famous and successful writers alive, the question …

Writing

SCREENWRITING ARTICLE – HOW TO WRITE A SCRIPT THAT FLOWS

A few weeks ago in Amateur Offerings, a Scriptshadow reader brought up that one of the entrants had such a clunky writing style, it was difficult to …

The Last Rugged Backpack You’ll Ever Buy

GoRuck builds packs that are stout enough to take whatever you can throw at them. The 34-liter GR2 is the Goldilocks of the company’s line-up, just …

How to sync and play music from Apple Watch without iPhone

Any Apple Watch can play music without iPhone which is especially useful for outdoor workouts, but you have to decide what music and how you’ll listen ahead of time. It’s fairly simple if you follow the right steps, however, there are a few tricks to make syncing music to Apple Watch easier.<p>For …

7 Ways to Stop Your Brain from Crashing When You Need It Most

Filed in The Healthy Writer by Colleen on July 25, 2016 • views: 2335<p>If you’re working in a creative career, you know the drill—<br>everything relies …

Productive Writer

The pervert's guide to emoji

It's getting late and the DM is heating up, but you're way too lazy to try and pose for a sexy selfie. Instead you turn to your secret arsenal of …

4 Ways to Verify Your Story Concept Is Strong Enough

All story concepts are not created equal. Even once you get past all the <i>boring</i>, <i>been-there</i>, and just plain <i>blah</i> ideas to the point where you’ve …

Master Outlining and Tracking Tool for Novels

UPDATE (Oct. 22): I have posted an updated version of this tool: Master Novel Outlining and Tracking Tool V2.0. You should read this post first …

The Apple Watch, one year on

One year ago Apple finally decided to get into the smartwatch game. Nobody was surprised that it happened, but the reaction it inspired has caught a few off guard. Some were shocked that it failed to explode on the scene with the same ferocity as the iPhone or iPad. Others have been amazed at how …

Smartwatches

Titanic sinks in REAL TIME - 2 HOURS 40 MINUTES

Titanic

Dictating a Book? Tips for Editing the First Draft

Dictation has become a popular method for laying down a first draft. Barbara Cartland and Voltaire did it, James Patterson and Dan Brown are doing …

7 Awesome Apple Watch Accessories

Despite being a small accessory itself, the Apple Watch’s release created a full market of gear to go with it. From docking stations to tiny watch cases, there’s some really beautiful and functional products available for Apple Watch users. Here’s seven of the best and most useful accessories you …

The Handmade Apple Watch Leather Band Boasts Charming and Classic Design

Want to add some classic fashion to your Apple Watch? Take a look at the handmade Apple Watch leather band. It may be a nice idea to make your …

Smartwatches

Pro Tip: How to sign PDFs on your iPhone

There are times when you need to sign a contract or other document that comes over via email. You could print it out, sign with a pen, and then scan it back to the recipient, of course, but that takes forever. Might as well fax it.<p>If you get a PDF form via the Mail app on your iPhone, however, you …

John Hancock

How to play classic Nintendo and Sega games on Apple TV

I’ve been playing Super Mario World on my Apple TV, and I absolutely love it. I’m able to do this by loading an emulator called Provenance on my …

Chipgate: How to tell if your iPhone 6s has a crappy A9 chip

Not all iPhones 6s units are created equal, and yours just might have a weaker processor thanks to Samsung. Chipgate rocked the Internet with the revelation that Apple used two different suppliers for the A9 chips in its latest iPhones and one processor looks like a serious under-performer.<p>Even …

How to Use the New, Improved Spotlight Search

In iOS 8, Spotlight was capable of searching within the data of your device; meaning, you were limited to searching information such as the location of an app, email, or song. Now, Spotlight is its own Search engine, News center, and Nearby locator, and includes Siri suggestions. We're going to …

Prep photos perfectly for your custom Apple Watch face

With watchOS 2, you can now use any photo in your library to make a custom Apple Watch face. And that gives you a lot of freedom to make the wearable your own, but sometimes, you and the watch might have different ideas for how to treat your pictures.<p>Here’s a quick and easy way to make sure that …

The Logic Pros: Kontrol S-series keyboards give you Komplete control of NI’s world-class instrument library

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we thought it was time to look at the Komplete Kontrol S-series controller keyboards from the folks over at Native Instruments. While NI already offers a wealth of software powered controller gear for DJs, the stellar Maschine systems and more, the Kontrol …

Get This Cool Apple Watch Screen Saver For Your Mac

A number of people are still not behind the concept of smartwatches. Some, on the other hand, love them. No matter which side you belong to, it’s …

Fun With Siri – Featuring the Original Voice of Siri, Susan Bennett

- Sep 5, 2015<p>It’s been awhile since we’ve had any fun with Siri, so we though we’d feature a few videos starring the original voice of Siri, Susan …

David Letterman

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 22: Creating and Saving Entities

<i>Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Join me each week on this adventure, and you will</i> …