Writer profile added to Writertopia

The kind folks at Writertopia have added a profile for me on their site. I’ll be keeping that up to date, along with this site going forward. Check it out here: Brent’s Writer Profile This…

Murky Depths

Murky Depths is a relatively new magazine of dark, speculative fiction. I have subscribed to it for a while now. The magazine features an interesting blend of comic versus traditionally formatted stories. The one common thread…

Kindle 2, audiobooks, and the elusive Writing Career

Reading recent posts by Stephen Kotowych and Robert Sawyer about the Kindle’s ability to read books aloud and how that might impact the future revenue of writers, has got me thinking about whether a writing…

Keeper 8.1 Released

The newest version of YourOtherMind, the Writer’s Organizer, has passed beta-test. Check out the YourOtherMind download page to download version 8.1.2.8. Check out the YourOtherMind 8.1. information page to learn what has changed.

“End of the Road” review – podcast

Stumbled upon an older podcast that contains (among other things) a review Not One of Us #35. This was the issue in which my first Wanderer story “The End of the Road” was published. Listen…

StickIt – Background Color… what happened!?

Before version 8.1 of YourOtherMind, the writer’s organizer, the background color for a StickIt page was determined by the user’s choice of desktop colors. We wanted to give the user more control over this and…

Fast Ships, Black Sails

Still scanning Richard Horton’syear-end updates and noticed that he mentioned that he really liked Naomi Novik’s story “Araminta; or, The Wreck of the Amphidrake” in the anthology Fast Ships, Black Sails. Congrats go out to…

Little Big Planet – A bit more…

Still playing Little Big Planet, or more aptly, now I’m building levels. I’m experimenting with building some child-friendly levels — simpler things that require less coordination, hopefully something my three year old might be able…

Keeper – how does saving work?

Generally you do not need to manually save when using YourOtherMind, the Writer’s Organizer. YourOtherMind autosaves your work whenever you move between pages, create new notes, et cetera. Occasionally, especially when working on a story,…

Is Keeper running slow?

If you are finding that YourOtherMind, the Writer’s Organizer is somewhat sluggist go into the menu (Tools) and select Options. Look for the field LOGGING in the grid (under the heading General). Set the value…