7 Habits of Effective Writers

In 1989 the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey was published. I am using the idea to apply it to writers. Hence the title, “7 Habits of Effective Writers.” The best place to start is at the beginning. Habit One Start.  You have to put your behind in a seat and… Continue reading 7 Habits of Effective Writers

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How To Change The Default Font In Scrivener For Windows

Scrivener I have used Scrivener for over five years. I own Scrivener for Mac and Scrivener for Windows. I love Scrivener. I’m a twenty plus year  IT professional. Scrivener has been a challenge to learn. I have attended several online and courses at writer’s conferences in my quest to master the software.Scrivener’s has many awesome features.  One thing… Continue reading How To Change The Default Font In Scrivener For Windows

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Starbucks, 356 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California

The picture is of the Starbucks at 1356 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 9040. It is one of my all-time favorite locations. I was easily two to three times as old as the core group of local patrons. I used to hang out there after work and write when I worked for a Los… Continue reading Starbucks, 356 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California

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Fights on the Little Horn: Unveiling the Myths of Custer’s Last Stand by Gordon Harper

The late Gordon Harper passed away before finishing this comprehensive volume. The writers of both the book’s forward and the chapters regarding “the last stand” make it very clear Mr. Harper’s notes are the source if their writing. It is very apparent that Mr. Harper spent hundreds of hours on the battlefield knowing it intimately.… Continue reading Fights on the Little Horn: Unveiling the Myths of Custer’s Last Stand by Gordon Harper

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One Great Source Free Source of Continuing Education for Writers

I attend two or three writer’s conferences a year and have for years. I attend for the continuing education value, fellowship, networking and to pitch my work to agents, editors, and publishers. While attending the recent conference I realized much of the same content I was paying for was available for free in many of… Continue reading One Great Source Free Source of Continuing Education for Writers

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Read, Write, Edit, Rewrite, Submit, and Repeat

Summoned to my high school guidance counselor’s office, I learned not everyone thinks being a writer is a good idea.  I still recall the meeting as if it were yesterday. “What are you going to do now that you failed your physical due to bad vision and you can’t use your appointment to the United States… Continue reading Read, Write, Edit, Rewrite, Submit, and Repeat

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Starbucks at Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans

Today’s pictures show there’s a little magic brewing at the corner of Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Starbucks recently opened a new store in the historic French Quarter. It is inspired by the city’s rich history as a coffee trading port and its unique artistic spirit. The store is the latest… Continue reading Starbucks at Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans

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