WME 003 – Word Marker Tips for Authors

By Kathrese McKee | Craft

Last Week’s Question – “What word processing program do you use: Word, Scrivener, or some other program?” Several people wrote to tell me about their preferred word processing programs.Alternatives to ScrivenerKat reminded me of the yWriter word processor program by Spacejock Software. I used this free software for several years before switching to Scrivener. If your […]

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Avoid Out-Of-Body Experiences in Your Writing

By Kathrese McKee | Craft

Everyone is a comedian, but sometimes, the comic effect is unintentional and potentially embarrassing. When writing your fiction, you only want your prose to be funny on purpose. But I see many examples of unintentional silliness in the following forms: out-of-body experiences; head-hopping; and floating body parts. Let’s get down to business and find out […]

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WME 002 – Word Marker Tips for Authors

By Kathrese McKee | Word Marker Tips

There is nothing wrong with using Microsoft Word. If you don’t want to read about Scrivener, skip down to this week’s tips.Why I prefer Scrivener for ManuscriptsI’m a huge fan of Scrivener ($40) because my epic fantasy adventure books are long, complex, and difficult to organize. Mardan’s Anointed—the novel I just finished writing—stopped just short […]

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Dragon with a Digital Voice Recorder

By Kathrese McKee | Craft

Increasing Word Count Using Speech-to-TextHave you ever wondered how to speed up your writing pace? Part of the solution may be to divorce your writing from the screen and keyboard. You could use pen and paper, of course, but speaking your prose may be the fastest way to get the words out of your system.  My […]

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