RecordCast: a Free Tool to Create Your Book Trailer — Nicholas C. Rossis

One of the free author tools I’ve discovered lately is RecordCast. RecordCast is an all-in-one tool for screen recording and video editing that helps everyone turn screenshots into professional-looking videos in just a matter of a few minutes. This can be great for creating a book trailer within minutes just by adding images and effects. […]

RecordCast: a Free Tool to Create Your Book Trailer — Nicholas C. Rossis
This entry was posted on December 2, 2020. 1 Comment

Pandemic Reality Part One

Pandemic Reality

By Mary L Schmidt, 20 November 2020

Here I am at home, completely alone,

Full of loneliness, in isolation with my phone;

One mutating virus separates us like a cyclone,

Not one safe place to go, only home I bemoan.

Wash, wash, wash, no hands touching,

With family and friends, no longer hugging;

As I try to breathe, my lungs are struggling,

As my heart, chest and alveoli are crushing.

Copyright Mary L Schmidt November 2020

5 Random Ways to Trim Your Manuscript – by Kathryn Craft … — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Writer Unboxed: I have just finished a concision edit on my work-in-progress that I didn’t exactly aim to do. Mainly, because I’d already done one. After my last full read, I’d finally captured the full emotional thrust of the story I’d always been going for. The cause-and-effect trajectory was all there, the turning points […]

5 Random Ways to Trim Your Manuscript – by Kathryn Craft … — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

25 Editing Tips for Tightening Your Copy (Plus an Editing Checklist) – by Alexis Grant… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on The Write Life: Writers rarely spit out their best copy on the first draft. If you meet a writer who claims to have the secret for doing so, please let the rest of us know! First drafts — and second drafts and sometimes thirds — exist to hash your ideas out on paper. After […]

25 Editing Tips for Tightening Your Copy (Plus an Editing Checklist) – by Alexis Grant… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Picture Colorizer: Free Photo Editing Tool — Nicholas C. Rossis

I recently came across Picture Colorizer; a free online tool that lets you produce stunning color pictures out of your old black-and-white photos. I used it with some old photos from my personal album and was amazed by the result. For example, this is a 1970 photo of my mother holding me: The same photo […]

Picture Colorizer: Free Photo Editing Tool — Nicholas C. Rossis
This entry was posted on November 17, 2020. 1 Comment

Why Waiting Too Long to Register Your Copyright Is a Big Mistake – by Liani Kotcher… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Jane Friedman: Under the current Copyright Act of 1976 and its subsequent amendments, your creative works are protected by US copyright law as soon as they are put in a tangible medium, so long as they meet all the other elements required for copyright protection (i.e., they must also be original and must contain […]

Why Waiting Too Long to Register Your Copyright Is a Big Mistake – by Liani Kotcher… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog