So, I bought an iPad last week. To be honest I’m still trying to figure out if that was a good idea. Unlike most blogs I’ve seen examining the iPad for a writer, I’m not writing this post on my iPad. In fact, I can think of nothing more maddening than writing long form documents on an iPad.
Though the iPad will never replace my laptop as my primary writing instrument, I’ve been finding some pretty useful ways to use it to make me a better writer. Here are a few I’ve discovered over the last couple days. Continue reading “How My iPad (Maybe) Makes Me a Better Writer”
I’m still digesting Joey’s post from last week, “The Ghost Materializes“. Thankfully, on Friday morning, I was able to get together to hang out with both Joey and Ed over a cup of coffee. It was a great time to catch up on what’s going on in each other’s lives and work, and to discuss writing and ghostwriting.
Joey’s post, as I told the guys, was poignant for me as I’ve been feeling the itch to begin writing a novel of my own. I was great to talk about how we might balance careers as ghostwriters and vocations as writers. Continue reading “Building Your Business…and Pursuing Your Passions”
I’m a big fan of productivity. I’m just not naturally very good at it. Mostly because I have the curse of the writer’s mindset. That means I’m usually staring out windows when I should be working and I’m always forgetting what I was working on (or should be working on) because an exciting new idea has come along.
So, I need a little help in the productivity department. Luckily there are tons of tools out there to help us helpless writers with better time management and productivity. I’ve already featured some tools in my post “5 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Writers“, but I thought I’d add a couple more here that I’ve lately fallen in love with. Continue reading “Ghost Productivity”
This morning I feel like a zombie. I’m in that walking-dead space of writing where apathy and hunger intersect. Maybe you know the feeling. You want to write. In fact, your body nearly aches to do so. But you’re also toast. You stumble out of bed, mechanically make the coffee, plug the baby’s mouth with a bottle, and try to figure out where the last week went. All your good ideas, springing up like fresh flowers on a hopeful spring day, die on the alter of fatigue.
And then you start making mixed metaphors. Continue reading “Space Out to Save Your Writer Soul”