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Typewriter Margin Backing Sheet

Do you ever wish you could turn on margins when using your typewriter? It’s simpler than clicking a button on your old word processor. All you need to do is use a specific backing sheet when typing. Using a backing sheet is a good idea to help protect your platen when typing. Even when using […]

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Advice Writing

Writers Block

Whether you believe it exists or not. In your writing, or lack there of, you hit a spot where the words stop flowing. How you overcome it has as many variations as there are writers. Don’t be afraid to say one person’s method does not work for you. Move onto another, then another, and most […]

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Typewriter Writing

NaNoWriMo Round 3

It’s that time of year again where I am excited for National Novel Writing Month. This year I have my idea already. Need to plan out some details for it. I am going to try my hand at Fantasy this year. Still feeling out what I like to write. So far there has been nothing […]

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My First Typewriter

Smith-Corona Sterling Series 4A SN-4A129529 Until a few years ago, I loved and embraced technology. Digital was the only way. Buying the latest and greatest I could afford. Sometimes riding that financial line too close, phasing between red and black. Something changed over the last five-ish years. Maybe it’s my age, turning 42 this year. […]

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Writing

NaNoWriMo Winner!

I came up with a title and an idea just a couple of days before it started. Add that with the ability to post my daily word updates directly from Scrivener, it sold me on giving it another go. Stay above track each day for words needed. I finished the last day with only needing […]

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Advice Writing

Paid Advice

Now that I have written a first draft of a novel, said I am going to complete NaNoWriMo for 2020 (starts in a couple days), I have decided it is time I hand out paid advice. You only have to pay with your time, but that is very valuable when you break it down that […]

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Scrivener Templates

While starting prep for NaNoWriMo this year I decided to check up on different plotting styles and landed upon two different ones to try. First was Save The Cat! After reading the book and a friends review of it, I feel it is going to be one I use each book I write. The great […]

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Too damn long

Just looking back at when I posted about finishing my first draft. That was about 11 months ago. I should have at least finished a second draft by now, even if I feel the story may not sit well with what has happened this year in real life. This year I am going to do […]

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Slow to write

I have been still working on getting time to work on my second draft written. My wife and I came across a great business opportunity at the end of 2019 to acquire a soaping company that would add to our current soaping business. Specifically we were excited about adding recipes for hard bar soaps, they […]

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Time for the second draft…

I was lucky enough to have two friends offer to read my first draft and give me some notes. Neither of them have finished it, which is a note in itself. I read a great book about making the best beginning you can for your book to help get it noticed by agents and publishers […]

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