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

AlphaSmart Neo: Further Considerations

As with everything else new, there’s a learning curve. Fortunately, with the AlphaSmart Neo, it’s not very steep. At first I was concerned about being able to add special characters and symbols, such as é, î, or even ™ or ©. Already taken care of! The Neo was, after all, designed to be used in … Read more

Yet Another New Tool!

As a writer, I find the biggest problem with modern technology is all of the potential distractions. I love writing on my iPhone, iPad, or laptop, but it’s too easy to get distracted by email, IMs, Google searches, etc. For example, I’ll need to check Wikipedia for information. I find it, but there are so … Read more

On Writing On My iPhone, Revisited

A Brief History of Technology It’s funny how succeeding generations take technology for granted. My Nana’s first electric refrigerator must have seemed to her to be a miracle. Nowadays the only time I consciously think about it is when I’m looking in it to make my grocery list. And even that is more about food … Read more