Recent articles on writing, editing, and publishing
Publishing service Pronoun was shut down on November 6, 2017. If you used the platform, we invite you to give us a look. We accept quality fiction and nonfiction, do not charge for publishing (we are not a vanity press), and we pay high royalities. Submit a manuscript and check out our FAQ.read more
Here is an interesting article from the Harvard Business Review on the effects of storytelling on the brain. Here are some excerpts: Many business people have already discovered the power of storytelling in a practical sense – they have observed how compelling a...read more
Writing a bad first draft can help you avoid writer’s block. Instead of trying to write a good first draft, just focus on creativity and write. Edit later!read more
Have you ever used Microsoft Word’s “readability statistics” function? It gives your document a score, as a grade level, based on something called the Flesch-Kincaid analysis, which purported to be the grade level a reader would have to have attained to understand the...read more
Publisher Sulis International is seeking submissions for all imprints: Sulis International Press General and academic nonfiction Keledei Publications Non-fiction religion Legal Yankee Publications Nonfiction legal education Riversong Books: Fiction How is my book...read more
At Sulis International, we alwasy stress to our authors the importance of an outside editor. No writer can catch all the problems with their own work. We have an in-house proofreader for typos, basic grammar, and punctuation, but we require our authors to send us...read more
Recommended for Writers
Apps for Writing, Editing, and Research
SCRIVENER (Writing, editing, research)
A wonderful program from a fantastic company. We have used Scrivener since it was in beta before the original release. It is the best writing program available. It is simple enough to use as an outliner and writing tools alone, but has a depth of capabilities that go well beyond just those tasks. Excellent for novels, nonfiction books, eBooks, story-board, lengthy articles, organizing research…the list goes on.
See our series of articles on how we use Scrivener here.
AEON TIMELINE (Timelines)
This is a easy-to-use timeline program. The graphics you can product with it are beautiful. It is easy to quickly enter information and get a timeline going, or you can dig deeper and set up multiple timelines, characters, banners, etc.
We have used it for novel-writing, for plotting historical events for articles and books, and to assist attorneys in developing timelines for chronologies in legal cases. Useful for any project that needs a visual timeline or chronology.
DAY ONE (Journaling)
The best journaling program, with a beautiful interface.
You can easily add pictures from built-in cameras or from your computer or phone, add tags, location, weather, and includes a search function. For writers, there are daily writing prompts. The app also syncs seamlessly between Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch.
We use it for daily journaling (a good habit for writers) and both personal and writing logs. The ease of finding past entries is great.
2014 Apple Design Award winner.
DEVONTHINK (Document management)
DevonThink is a robust and feature-rich document management program. It can either import documents (of any kind), or track them in an external location. You can then tag, categorize, OCR, organize into folders (dumb and smart), search, and just about any other action you might want to do with documents. It can be used as a document storage and retrieval program, but it excels at document-heavy research applications. We have used it for legal document management and discovery purposes, for book and article research, and to keep track of all of our articles, books, and essays. It also has database program built in.
Publisher of select nonfiction & fiction