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1000 Words a Day

Posted: 26th September 2017 by Robyn Jane in Blogging, writing
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This morning on Medium I read a piece on the benefits of writing 1,000 words a day. Since I’m lucky to write every day at all, and most of the time only manage to hit 500 words,I decided I’d give it a try. My favorite takeaway from the article? This simple daily habit has literally […]

Every now and then I reevaluate the apps and programs I’ve been using to write. The perfect suite would be one that I could use on all of my devices: my iPad and iPhone running (as of this writing) iOS 11, and my laptop PC running Windows. Add into that mix the fact that when […]

There’s More to Writing Than Just Software

Posted: 12th September 2016 by Robyn Jane in Blogging, writing

*sigh* If only it were that easy. If only the right tool could turn me into another Hemingway, Ivins, or Patterson. I’d be so productive and rich. That used to be my dream, a long time ago. But that was before I realized that being a writer was a job, not just a fantasy. And […]

An Experiment in Technology

Posted: 11th September 2016 by Robyn Jane in Blogging, Software, writing, writing tools
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I’ve recently been wondering about the effects that different writing tools have on the act of writing. I’ve always been curious about this, and in the mid 1980s I even wrote a college thesis on the subject. I had created a questionnaire for my fellow students to see what, if any, effect that then-brand-new technology […]

I’ve been using Open Live Writer (OLW) for 10 days now, and I’m sold on it. Well, not really sold sold, because it’s free, and that’s free as in free beer. It’s also free as in you’re free to modify it however you like. I still have Windows Live Writer (WLW) on my machine, for […]