In Search of the Ultimate Writing App: Reviews by Jobe

I decided it was time to check out free writing apps and determine the best one or ones to use. Originally I meant to do this for/before Nano, but it's just a good thing to know in general, too. Below are the ones I liked best. Writer: write a book, write a story This app gets points … Continue reading In Search of the Ultimate Writing App: Reviews by Jobe

Using Social Media to Market Yourself as a Writer

Two weeks ago, I attended the 2015 Arkansas Literary Festival in Little Rock. This was my first time to attend and I took a few notes on one of the sessions I attended. What I like most about these conferences and festivals is all the good stuff we learn from our fellow writers. Some fast … Continue reading Using Social Media to Market Yourself as a Writer

Is knowing about the author important?

You’re tucked into bed, curled up with the latest book you checked out from the library. The paper turns smoothly between your fingers- one hand on the next page even before your eyes make it to the the bottom. | Or maybe it’s an afternoon on your couch, sliding your fingers over a tablet, skimming … Continue reading Is knowing about the author important?

It’s a Love-Hate Kinda Thing

It’s no secret that some of our greatest works of literature come from deeply felt tragedy. Everyone, no matter what walk of life s/he comes from, experiences loss, betrayal, pain, anger, and even hatred. These things make us human, but they do not define us. What defines us is how we cope with life’s obstacles. … Continue reading It’s a Love-Hate Kinda Thing

Creativity Bubbles

Have you ever just not felt like writing? I have, and that is perfectly okay. I used to experience guilt whenever I couldn’t muster up enough creativity to put something profound on paper. There are two problems with that. 1.) Writing is supposed to be enjoyable, especially for someone who identifies as a writer. I … Continue reading Creativity Bubbles

Three Digits

The world is a small place. It's true. One may travel across the sea and happen upon a former classmate, an old neighbor, or even a step-sibling's first grade teacher. It happens. True adventure does not only come from visiting the most grand places around the globe. One may find a spark of inspiration from … Continue reading Three Digits

Into the Unknown

Using your travels to inspire great writing is not the same as writing what you know.  As I mentioned in previous posts, I do not believe in that simplistic approach.  However, visiting new places has a tendency to spark our imaginations.  Whether it is the sound of a massive waterfall or the saffron color of … Continue reading Into the Unknown