Useful Sites For Writers: Coffitivity for Combatting Procrastination

Distraction, distraction, distraction. Whether writing a novel, working on a piece for a client or simply trying to let the creative juices flowing, working from home is not that easy. Not everybody can do it. You have to be tough on yourself and make yourself work. Combatting procrastination is a daily struggle. Even the most […]

Don’t Be A Work From Home Hermit, Check Out a Jelly!

If you’ve worked from home for any length of time, you probably learnt very quickly that it’s a bit of a lonely existence. You will spend most of your time alone. You won’t have colleagues to chat to and you have no water cooler over which to gossip, proverbial or otherwise. This is one of […]

Useful Site For Writers: FontZone

Perhaps not so much for writers as budding cover designers, or those who want to try to design their own covers before asking┬ásomeone to do it for them. The provided fonts that come with Windows and the extras that come with MS Office are nice, functional and there is a healthy mix of artistic and […]

Essential Kindle Fire Apps for Writers

A few years ago when I wrote features on BlackBerry apps, Android apps and NE White kindly followed up with some essential apps for iPhone users. Well, now I have had a Kindle Fire for six months I feel it is time to revisit the app store to give you some of the essentials for […]

Websites for writers: Powerthesaurus

What happens when you know what you want to say but the right word doesn’t come to mind? You need a thesaurus. There are many out there, a lot of glittery and some don’t stand up to quality checks. Basically – they have style but little substance. A couple of weeks ago I was sent […]

British vs American Terms Ready Reckoner

Some of the complaints I’ve heard around the internet about Fifty Shades of Grey aside from its juvenile writing style, poor word use and repetition of phrases is how un-American it feels. This is a complaint made by American readers in that they are finding it difficult to believe that this is set in their […]

Site of the Week: Evernote

It is not always easy researching and saving stuff for later perusal. It is sometimes difficult if you are struck with inspiration when you only have your mobile phone with you. And what if you have bits of everything everywhere all over your laptop? What if you could all of your notes and snippets in […]