Laptops Versus Typewriters Versus Freewrite

As writers, we start with pen and paper, and then we move on to devices that help us write, revise, and edit faster. Our parents had typewriters; we have computers. Computers are, or at least seem to be, less wasteful than typewriters and have many useful features, but they also happen to have tiring and … Continue reading Laptops Versus Typewriters Versus Freewrite

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Reflections On a Screen Scratch Drama (Or There Is a Crack In Everything. That’s How the Light Gets In.)

Last week, on a quiet evening, I discovered a small, bright scratch on the screen of my beloved reading companion Touchy, an electronic delight of the Kindle Paperwhite variety, for I categorically refuse to consider it a mere inanimate object. This small, lightweight, nice-to-hold electronic delight with its beautifully illuminated screen has brought me much … Continue reading Reflections On a Screen Scratch Drama (Or There Is a Crack In Everything. That’s How the Light Gets In.)

Should a Writer Buy an E-Book Reader?

You won’t find the answer in the first paragraph, I am afraid. I bought a Kindle when I first made up my mind to become an author, almost four years ago. Since I live in Romania and I had to pay for shipping/customs, and at that time it was a big investment for me. I … Continue reading Should a Writer Buy an E-Book Reader?