When My PC Crashed, Scrivener Ate My Homework

Okay, since I got this new PC (new hotness turned out to be a POC…Asus—just don’t,) I’ve been plagued with black screens, crashes and freezing. Black screens while writing in Scrivener’s split screen mode have been particularly troublesome (no, this is not an excuse for the lengthy wait for SOL book two.)  Because, much to…

Customizing Scrivener’s Outline mode

This quick tutorial will get you started on customizing Scrivener’s Outline Mode  to better suit your needs. Below is the outline view of a basic novel template (I’d like to give credit  where credit’s due, but I can’t recall where it came from and I didn’t see any signatures… Sorry Anonymous.)  At first glance, the…

More on Words…

When I’m out and about writing  on my trusty laptop (My NEW trusty laptop… so giddy,)  I don’t always have an internet connection, and lugging around a ten pound, 1500 page desk reference isn’t really practical. So in the past, when I found myself relying too heavily on a few  favorite words (Okay fine… Kids,…

At a loss for words? Check out this free Wordnet alternative… Artha

Hey Peeps, too busy writing SOL-2 for more than just a short post. I just wanted to let you know about a free thesaurus program I found on SourceForge.net that’s pretty cool. You can find out more about it at Artha’s project home page. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a free…

WIP Les-isms

So for those who actually read (and liked) my book… Yes I’m working on SOL number two. No it’s not done… I thought I share some of my favorite  “Les-isms” to date… I don’t know how many of these will make it to the final copy, but they were a lot of fun to write….

There Are No Carparks in the USA,

Peeps, I’ll be the first to admit I’m not perfect, nor is my writing. I know I need an editor; I’m just too broke to pay for one…  And, although I know people living in glass houses shouldn’t complain (unless they can do so anonymously,)  after reading a slew of American romances that came from…