From my very first post I wanted to pay homage to the speech which inspired the title of my blog, Ain't I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth. Such a beautiful speech, such a beautiful name, such a beautiful woman. It is one of my favorite pieces. I strive to emulate this style in my own work. Poetic and powerful. Honest and unafraid. Memorable. And I like brevity. It too is beautiful. This is the standard I wish to be held to as I explore the question with you ~ ain't I a writer?
"Obliged to you for hearing me, and I do have a few things more to say..."

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Apps for Writers

     I'm trying to maximize the use of my iPhone the way I know a writer should. But the truth is I can't even maximize the use of my iPhone the way anyone should. The truth is, contrary to what my daily use of a computer might indicate, I am practically a Luddite. I have no technical skills. My daughter remarked in anger when I purchased myself an iPhone that I should not have one because I am incapable of using it. I rely on both of my teenagers to assist me with all small devices. I still rule when it comes to automobiles and laundering machines. That's about it. So I have been thinking about apps for writers and starting researching them to find one that might make my life easier, not more complicated. It took me a few weeks to adjust to making my notes on the phone instead of my little old notepad. But the important thing is ~ I did adjust. I'm the turtle, not the hare. Always have been, always will be. If you have any recommendations please let me know. Here are those of one writer who is not a techno-moron;
     Last night I attended Author's Night at a local vineyard. A nice little event celebrating New Hampshire writers published by small presses. I met, for the second time, Cynthia Neale, a historical fiction writer that I admire. Things are going relatively well for her as a writer, but I am reminded how much dues I have yet to pay. So I'd better get back to work....