As I type this, I feel a little misty. I loved my Chromebook. It helped me finish Life in the ‘Cosm, got me half-way through the second book, and even some of the way into my third book. I used it to write four short stories this year, one of which has so far made it … More So long, Chromebook. Hello, MacBook Pro!
I’m so mad about Google. I’m Googly for it. I wrote my first novel on my Chromebook. I even used the Chrome voice feature to read my novel and especially my dialogue back to me, during the development and editing process. I was thrilled to jot down my ideas on my Android phone, whenever I … More This Googly Author’s Journey toward iOS
I’ve written about this before, but after going through the exercise several times, I had to say it again. There is nothing like listening to someone else read your writing to you. I find it does the following: Lets you know if your story flows from one chapter to the next. .. Validates the rhythm … More Listen to your book. Literally.
My friends on Facebook must be rolling their eyes at me because of the smart watch trials I am currently facing. Oh yes, this is a heightened tragedy of our time, I know… But in my upcoming book, one of my characters has a pink smartwatch and it can do different things, like making annoying … More Misadventures in smartwatching
What I like is to listen to Suzie (the cyber-voice…probably not her real name) read the book aloud while I follow with my Chromebook. Then I can pause the voice and make any corrections, which are automatically saved in Google Drive. Because the voice is not mine, I find that I pay attention better, and often say, “Whoops!” as I hear something that just isn’t right.
… More My cyber reading buddy