Book Review: Ash and Steel by T.L. Branson

I found jumping in here at the middle was fun—having not read any of series beforehand the tension was high for me because I knew none of the characters, or their motivations. However, the excellent writing quickly cleared that up. Soul Stones is an excellent classic fantasy style series, with a strong link to the style of Raymond E. Feist’s Riftwar Cycle.

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Review: AlphaSmart Neo2

This is the first document I made as a test: This is my AlphaSmart Neo2 and so far it seems fucking awesome. However, the keyboard is laid out slightly off center. That drives me nuts! I might need to consider that before posting my review of the product. The screen is large enough to see four lines of text at a time which is nice. In my lap the keyboard is not comfortable at all. At my desk it’s quite nice. The balance is slightly off. The keyboard wobbles ever so slightly as I type. Maybe I can fix it with heat gun. I think the problem is with the plastic being slightly warped possible from transport. Time to test sending the data to a text document. I ate this Scooby-Doo style sandwich, then wrote the review/Free-thoughts. Both events were highly enjoyable.   This is my Review/Free-thoughts while using the AlphaSmart […]

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Writing Software Review: Q10

I was digging through the old blog and found this post from early 2013. Everything seems to still be true. Every blog post you read here was written using this software. Even with my novel, I use this in conjunction with Scrivener.  I’ve been using my handy dandy notepad for years now. It’s much easier for me to write without lines and spell check distracting me from the ideas. However, I’ve found something better to use called Q10. This self contained simple piece of software comes in at less than 1mb, and can be ran from a jump drive. All of the files can be exported as .txt files which means they can be used on any system. The only drawback is the program is meant to run on Windows. However, I’ve been able to use it with Linux through Wine. You can find the software here, http://www.baara.com/q10/. List of awesome Features: Full Screen mode – The […]

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