Recent articles on writing, editing, and publishing
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
From PR Daily. Click below to read the full article. PR pros write, edit, review and rewrite dozens of documents each day. Sometimes, all that copy can blur together—and it can become challenging to make your prose fresh. Here are four quick tips to help you keep your...read more
There are many celebrated writers in this world, but few ever reach the rockstar-level status of dark fantasy author Neil Gaiman. Fans stand in line for hours at his book signings, only to faint when they finally meet him (or ask him to sign their body so they can get...read more
The following article is by Janice Hardy the founder of Fiction University, and the author of the teen fantasy trilogy The Healing Wars. Click here to view full article at blog.janicehardy.com Although most word count problems are too many words, the...read more
Here is an excellent interview with Ben Blatt, author of Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve, in the most recent Smithsonian Magazine. Click here to view full article at www.smithsonianmag.com Here are some excerpts: In most college-level literature courses, you find...read more
Grammarly Blog. Learning a variety of writing skills isn’t as difficult as you may think. We’ve put together a list of steps to help you make dramatic improvements to the quality of your writing in short order. Becoming a better writer takes practice, and you’re...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.
Mac Version Windows version
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.
Mac App StoreWindows version
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.
Mac App StoreiOS version
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.
Mac App StoreiOS version
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