• Organization

    Jessica White Explains Scrivener! A Guest Post

    A few weeks ago 10 Minute Novelist Jessica White hosted a Facebook chat where she explained the ins and outs of Scrivener.  Scrivener is a fantastic app that allows novelists to stay organized while they are drafting. But it’s complicated. These are Jessica’s notes for that chat. Hope it helps you as you struggle to master Scrivener! The hardest part about learning to use Scrivener is the learning curve on what things are called and where to find them not using them. You can download the cheat sheet for your version of Scrivener here.   http://www.scrivenertuts.com/free-scrivener-cheat-sheets-2/ First you need to understand there are three parts to the main screen: The…

  • #Top10Tuesday,  Marketing

    #Top10Tuesday Top 10 Ways To Invest In Yourself (And What To Avoid) From 10 Minute Novelists

      Great artists need great tools. If we are going to be great in our art, we need to equip ourselves, and spend a little money doing it.  I’m as frugal as the next person. In fact, I’m kind of a skinflint. I will come up with a million ways from Saturday to get out of spending money. Some of my ideas are practical, like shopping at thrift stores for growing kids but some are a little ridiculous, like how I decided that instead of going to a writers conference, I’d just watch all the writing videos on YouTube. If I’m going to spend money, especially on my art, I’d…

  • Author Profile

    Author Spotlight: Meet Jessica White!

    Every other week, this blog will interview the authors in the 10 Minute Novelists Facebook Group. (You can join that group here.)   Today, we’re meeting Jessica White! Besides living in Texas and homeschooling her two children, Jessica is also is an important part of the  administration of 10 Minute Novelists.  1. Tell us about your book. In my debut novel Surviving the Stillness, winter comes early in the foothills of western Montana forcing siblings Abigail and Samuel Morgan to seek refuge in a Catholic orphanage.  When Abigail’s health fails her life is put in the hands of Dr. Mason and his son and apprentice Matthew.  Together they must stop…

  • #MondayBlogs,  Inspiration,  Motivation

    Writerly Reasons I’m Thankful

      This last weekend my family and I celebrated with the rest of our nation. We stopped to celebrate and contemplate for what we were the most thankful. As a writer, I have a list too. I’m thankful that it’s super easy to get my words into the hands of readers. I’m thankful for great tools like Scrivener, Evernote, Hemingway, Canva and my MacBook Air to make writing as physically and organizationally easy as it can be. I’m thankful for Createspace and Kindle Direct that became the best solution for my self-publishing needs. I’m thankful that there has never been a better time to be a writer. What was impossible…