What’s In My Toolbox

Just like every other craftsman, a writer needs her own specialized tool kit. My tools consist of hardware and software, as well as reference books, websites, and whatever else helps me get the job done. Yes, I said “job.” If you don’t treat your writing with the same respect and dedication you would any other … Read more

It’s Getting Brighter Every Day!

Especially since this week was when the days officially started getting longer. But when I said they’re getting brighter, I meant it in a figurative and not a literal sense. You DO know what “literal” means, yes? It’s one of those words that far too many people sprinkle their speech with, never realizing that they’re … Read more

I’ve Been Using My iPhone All Wrong

After nearly a year of owning an iPhone, I’ve finally learned what I’ve been doing wrong. I discovered this quite by accident when I was researching battery life for the device. I was surprised to learn that Apple recommends not closing an app when you’re finished using it. That’s because iOS has algorithms that minimize … Read more

Why I Won’t Be Buying The iPhone X

Yes, it’s fancy. And yes, it’s beautiful. And yes, I love my iPhone 6S Plus. But I’m going to give the X (which Apple says to pronounce “10”) a miss. There are a couple of reasons. First, there’s the iPhone 8 Plus. In every way that’s relevant to me, it’s the same technology as the … Read more