Tag Archives: Writing

Positive Comments Make My Day

Louis Trapani wrote a wonderful blog post about my book, Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac, 3rd Edition. The reception the book has received has been very gratifying and I am thankful to everyone who has bought it and gotten back to me.

I have taken a bit of a hiatus from podcasting as I have been busy starting a new job but am planning on resuming my podcast for Swamp Meadow Community Theatre and possibly starting one or two other projects I’ve been thinking about, as time permits.

In the meantime, please drop me a line if you’ve read the book and have questions, comments, or even just want to say hi!

Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac is out!

TCoP CoverThe 3rd edition of my book, Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac, is now out! If you have ever wanted to start a podcast, or take your current podcast to the next level, then my book will help! I had a lot of fun writing this over the last few months and hope you find it useful.

Fear and Panic vs. Education and Common Sense | Navigating The Waters

My latest article is up! Fear and Panic vs. Education and Common Sense | Navigating The Waters. This echoes some of what I have said before about parents being responsible for understanding what their kids are getting up to online but it also points out something that is so often neglected in the media: the rules for being safe and for being a good person are basically the same online and off.

The Digital Nomads | Navigating The Waters

My latest blog post on my new blog is up: The Digital Nomads | Navigating The Waters.

Navigating the Waters

Today I launched a new experiment, Navigating the Waters: a blog for collecting my more formal writings (versus this site which is more off-the-cuff). We’ll see how it goes. Please pop over and take a look.

NaNoWriMo ’13

2013 Winner Vertical BannerI just completed my seventh National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in a row writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. This year I was pretty sure I wouldn’t make it. I have so incredibly much going on that when I feel behind by 11K words two weeks ago, I never thought I would recover from it. But recover I did and I finished it today. Now I can focus on all the other things… no rest for the wicked!

Latest Article Published: Apple’s new Podcasts App

My latest article, Podcasts App Breaks Podcasts out of Music App, is now online over at TidBITS.com. In it I review Apple’s latest app, Podcasts. Quick preview: it’s very much a 1.0 application but has potential.

Reunion 10 Article

My article on Reunion 10 for Mac is now live on TidBITS.com. And with that, I am now back into genealogy after close to a decade away. What’s nice, and I mention this in the article, is that in my first ten minutes of using Reunion 10, I found a set of great great great grandparents I didn’t previously know about!


NaNoWriMo 2011

Five years. Wow. Five years in a row, two as a Municipal Liaison (though I was so busy this November I hardly did anything) and five completed novels. People keep asking me if I will post them. The answer is an unqualified no. What I write is not even first draft. It’s rough sketch at best. As such, it’s also highly embarrassing. I don’t want to share that stuff with people. This year, I plan on focusing my efforts and either pulling one of the five into better shape or doing something new but not in sketch mode but actual author mode. I promise select friends will be asked to proof that and give me constructive feedback and, later, everyone else will get a shot at reading it. Whatever it ends up being.

I spent this year doing a lot of self-analysis and figuring out where I was weak as a writer and what I needed to work on. I now have a list of areas I want to target and am going to be looking at resources to help me (classes, books, whatever). I want to make 2012 the year I get my act together, hone my ability as a writer, and go from playing around with words to working with them instead. In short, me want write good.

But for the moment, I’ll just bask in the glow of five straight years as a NaNo winner. I’ll get to work tomorrow.

NaNoWriMo 2010 Complete!

NaNoWriMo 2010 Winner!

I completely forgot to post about this the other day (that’s how busy I’ve been) — I won NaNoWriMo for the fourth straight year. 50,000 words in 30 days (28 in my case) is insane! Doing it four times is doubly insane! The fact that I was also a Municipal Liaison (that is, a volunteer helping to coordinate a geographc area, in this case, I was the Co-ML for Rhode Island along my friend Rob who did most of the heavy lifting anyway) made it even more insane than the level of insanity we reached in the previous sentence, which, it must be pointed out, was a far better constructed sentence than this one.