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#NaNoPrep: The Pacemaker

While checking out the competition browsing our neighbor regions I came across a link to The Pacemaker. It's a super nifty little words-per-day calculator. Set your target word total, designate when you'll be most and least productive, and voila! For ...

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Lilith’s Brood by Octavia Butler

Last month I heard that Octavia Butler's XENOGENESIS TRILOGY, aka LILITH'S BROOD, is in development as a TV series. At the time I had yet to read anything by her, and I figured this was a great opportunity to start. So I bought the first book and got stuc ...

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Gearing up for NaNoWriMo 2015

I first heard about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in 2003. It was my senior year of high school and I was game to try. I was, after all, preparing for a career as a novelist. The project I started, still known as UNTITLED MOBSTER CAPER, has nev ...

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Scrivener Image Cards

Scrivener does a lot of nifty things. I think most people are aware by now that it has a cork board/index card function. Each text file has an accompanying information card, where you can put things like a description of what the file contains. These card ...