Category Archives: Writing

Boston Book Festival

I went to the kickoff event of the Boston Book Festival on Thursday night, Writing Terror featuring Wes Craven, Mary Louise Kelly, Jessica Stern, and Valerie Plame Wilson. It was a discussion about fear and writing about fear. The first … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New Book Project – Catch a Falling Sky

Well, I’m fifty pages into my new novel, so maybe I’ll finish this one and be able to start sending out query letters later this year. I’m pretty happy with how it’s going, so far. Below is just a taste: … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Using a Latin Dictionary in Open Office

I write science fiction, and I use Open Office to do my writing, since I don’t have the money to shell out for Microsoft Office and can’t find any compelling reason to do so if I did have the money. … Continue reading

Posted in Open Office, Open Source Software, Writing | 2 Comments

FreeMind

I just recently downloaded FreeMind, which is mind-mapping software. I’m using it to help me sort through the plot of my novel. It’s a pretty handy program for any kind of brain-storming. It’s really hard to explain all the things … Continue reading

Posted in Open Source Software, Writing | Leave a comment