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
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
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
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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
Editing can be a minefield, can’t it? I wasn’t sure whether to write this post, initially, but after recent experiences, I thought, why not air my views, after all, they are only my thoughts, and not law, after all! Over the last few years, as I have been, (and continue to), hone my writing craft, […]The Importance Of Being Edited — Ritu Bhathal
Since the sudden passing of my father, I’ve been thinking a lot about digital assets and what becomes of them. UK firm I Will Solicitors has produced an interesting infographic about this very topic. I’m sharing here in case others are wondering about the same thing. Turns about that our digital assets have significant value […]Your Digital Assets — Nicholas C. Rossis
My Life is a Lie With such a maze out there, we can never tell what we should or should not do until we attract someone’s wrath. I’m here to give you a few tips to navigate this maze with the least amount of stress. You see what worked for that author? Don’t expect it […]7 Tips to Following the ‘Rules’ of Writing — Legends of Windemere
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
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