Author Stephen King on the Killer Opening Line
Stephen King’s latest novel – his 50th – is out today. “Doctor Sleep” is a 35-years-later sequel to his hit horror classic The Shining. And after that long of wait, it’s no surprise to hear that it can take the great author weeks, or even years, to write a book’s opening line. The Sequel King […]
Get your online writing out of the summer doldrums
Even our writing needs a vacation once in a while and to come back more inspired. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and forget about all the fun things we can try. Here are some tips I’m starting to resurrect: Be timely Try to include references (or even visuals) to things people are […]
Be smart about your smartphone during summer travel
Info in the ‘cloud’ can help when stranded …or planning ahead Many of us dream about getting away from it all while on vacation. But those days may be long gone as more of us pack our smartphone when we hit the road. Add a tablet or two to your carry on and you’d rather […]
Headed to work to do some holiday shopping? Welcome to Cyber Monday.
Getting online — not just in line — to find the best deals. This holiday shopping season, brick-and-mortar stores are out to match e-commerce sites with the latest and deepest discounts, and even encourage in-store shoppers to buy online. About 85% of online retailers will offer special promotions on Monday when people return to work. And now there’s an entire […]
New ways to use the Web for the holidays.
From recipes to ride sharing, collaborative consumption is changing how we get and give. It’s almost time to buy the Thanksgiving turkey and pull out the Christmas lists. But as the Web explodes as a place many will go to shop, so are sites where we share what we have or do — and you can make […]