A different way to approach the story bible

A different way to approach the story bible

Everyone writes differently. And thank goodness too. If we didn’t we’d end up writing the same kind of books. A long time ago I wrote about creating a story bible, a reference work for a novel or series. That was a very simple kind of bible and the post is...
Last Exit to Fuengirola — a short story

Last Exit to Fuengirola — a short story

It’s been a while since I came up with a short story so here’s something that may be new for most of you. Last Exit to Fuengirola is a short — seven thousand words — tale set in southern Spain. It featured in last year’s Crime Writers’...

Ulysses, an interesting, eccentric writing app for OS X

This is an old review of Ulysses that doesn’t reflect the fantastic current version out there. For something on that please see here.  Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be the first in your field. Scrivener started off as an innovative fledgling among writing...

A quick look at IA Writer Pro

There’s an update on this subject here — and I’ve now got an instant refund for this very unsatisfactory app IA Writer was a pretty pivotal app for writing on the Mac when it came out a few years ago. There’d been simple writing apps before,...

Going on a software detox diet

A comment yesterday reminded me what a software junkie I used to be. Had I tried TextExpander instead of setting up auto-correct in Word? Of course. And Typinator. And probably lots else besides. I started using computers in the Eighties, when most of them were as...