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February 18, 2013


Last year I began using Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 for processing my photographs.  I also started shooting in raw, as that gives me the best chance to recover data should I make an error while snapping the photo (such as too light, too dark or too red). My favorite boy toy does one-on-one instruction in […]

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Scrivener Software Review & Computer Back-Ups

February 29, 2012


I’ve been experimenting with a piece of software for writers called “Scrivener“.  It’s got a number of advantages over Microsoft Word for writing a book and I think it will make my process less frustrating.  At the bottom I also have a brief discussion about backing up your hard drive. There are several things I […]

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Book Review: A Writer’s Book of Days

February 20, 2012


Today’s guest post is by Chris Donner at Chris Donner, Mystery Writer.   One of the really great things about Chris’s blog is that along the left side she has chapters to her mystery book that is in progress. A few weeks ago, Chris did a review of “A Writer’s Book of Days: A Spirited Companion […]

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Book Review: Tell Your Time

February 16, 2012

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One of the perpetual struggles for bloggers, writers, parents, spouses, and everyone else is finding enough time.  Amy Lynn Andrews, from Blogging With Amy, has solid ideas and techniques in her book, Tell Your Time: How to Manage Your Schedule So You Can Live Free.  The book only has 30 pages, making it a fast […]

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Book Review: The Professor and the Madman

February 10, 2012


Today’s guest post is reposted from JudithB at I choose how I will spend the rest of my life.  Although this isn’t the type of information I usually seek for this blog, I found her review of this book to be fascinating about the history of the Oxford English Dictionary.  Since words are near and dear to the […]

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Book Review: A Creative Writer’s Kit

January 25, 2012


Today’s guest post is written by JudithB at I choose how I will spend the rest of my life.  I’d noticed her references to Judy Reeves in several of her posts.  Although I don’t have this particular book, I have several others by Judy.  Judy also does on-line classes at the International Association for Journal Writers.  From […]

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Book Review: Turning Experience Into Parables

January 15, 2012


I’ve become a big fan of independently published books!  There are so many good ones out there, including “Turning Personal Experiences Into Parables” by Eddie Jones and Cindy Sproles.  It’s a very short book, but for 99 cents, it provides a lot of good information. The things I found the most the valuable included: Preparations […]

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Book Review: Breath For The Bones

January 9, 2012


Today’s guest post is a book review by Ellen Olinger.  Ellen writes beautiful poetry (and other things) at Poems from Oostburg, Wisconsin.  Oostburg is a small town near Sheboygan (by Lake Michigan, south of Green Bay). Before I purchased “Breath For The Bones“, I read a sample.  I looked at the reviews and recognized Ellen’s name […]

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