5 Minute Vim Tutorial

This tutorial won't turn you into a Vim wizard, but at least you will be able to open, navigate, edit, and save files using Vim.


How to Write a To-Do List

While this article is specifically for making a “writing to-do” list, the same techniques apply to any other type of to-do list. 1) Write it Down Write it down on a piece of paper and put it somewhere you can see it. If the list is in your head, it is not a to-do list […]


Writing Quickly

In another post, I had written that writing is hard because we get frustrated that the process of writing is so much slower than our process of creating. Notwithstanding that, we often make the process even harder by writing even slower than we are capable. The medium (the material) that a writer works with is […]


Why Writing is Hard

“There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” ~Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith “Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” ~Gene Fowler Pretty much anyone who has ever sat down to […]


Are you a Writer?

Many people talk about writing, dream about writing, fantasize about writing, wish they were writers. There is nothing wrong with all that – it shows great passion for writing, but … If you want to be a writer, then you must write. Imagine you want to be a gardener: talking about it is good, dreaming […]


Proofreading Tricks and Tips

The best way to proofread your work is to get someone else to do it. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. The following proofreading techniques are easy and help minimize errors in your documents. Use a spell checker and grammar checker, but DON’T trust them. Spell checkers catch obviously misspelled words (like byt instead of […]