There was a time when, if you were a writer, the only basic tools you needed were paper and pen/ pencil, a typewriter/ computer, and maybe a dictionary and thesaurus. Since the time that the Internet has been widely available, the basic writing toolbox has grown considerably. This site is about all the tools and techniques for your digital toolbox, if you plan to make a living writing, especially if a significant part of your presence is online.
This includes techniques for improving your writing, writing for both people and search engines simultaneously, content management and blogging platforms, various software and plugins, Web services, mobile apps, and myriad other things that you’ll likely need for a successful career working online in any capacity that involves writing and publishing. I’ll also delve into data journalism, visualization tools, outlining techniques, laptops, tablets, mobile apps –even pens, fountain pens and writing pads on occasion, maybe cameras, if they’re relevant — and more. Don’t be surprised if there’s the occasional post on beverages — coffee, tea, energy drinks, protein drinks. If you work from home, you know that some of these are a necessity at least some of the time.
I don’t claim to be an expert in all of these areas, though I am fairly experienced in many. This site has sat dormant for several years, waiting for the right topic. And it’s here: the “write” topic. Now, on the PostScribe Web site, I hope to share much of what I know, as well as provide references/ resource lists to other valuable content.
While most of you will be satisfied with the (free) blog post/ article / resource list/ infographic content, some of you may benefit from advanced level materials in the form of webinars, ebooks, case studies and online courses — some of which may be free, others paid content.
As well, occasionally I will feature other publisher’s content/ software services in the capacity of an affiliate marketer. In other words, I will link out with my own personal code, for which I’ll earn revenue if you purchase said products.
I’m looking forward to sharing what I know on the above topics, and I hope you are too. Please interact, ask questions, make suggestions. Disagreement is entirely fine with me provided you do so with civility, though I reserve the right to moderate comments. Spam comments will not be tolerated.