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For the Tech of It: Hardware (Desktop)

My iMac and monitor set-up

I am frequently asked about the tools of the trade. Since writing doesn’t usually involve sawdust or any sort of protective goggles, those tools are pretty much digital.1 So, I’m going to do some BLogs wherein I go through my digital toolbox, starting today with where most of my work gets done: On my desktop. [Read more…]



  1. I almost never use anything but a computer, from note-taking through to final draft. Occasionally, I’ll jot something down on a piece of paper in the unusual scenario where I can’t get to my phone, but that’s really, really rare.

This Week in Rejection!: Bantam Dell Publishing

I don’t remember when I received this form letter — and there’s no date on it — but I can pretty much guarantee you this: Its claim that the market is “currently so competitive” [emphasis mine] was there for at least 5-10 years before I received it and stayed there 5-10 years after.

The market is always competitive.