Software for writing – Why I don’t recommend Word to write your whole book

Most people that own a computer know how to use some kind of word processor, whether it is Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, Apache Open Office, Polaris Office, or Libre Office Writer. I think probably the most used and most well-known would be Microsoft Word. That’s what I use. It is a good program and because …

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Writing down your ideas – The importance of writing it down

I’ve heard people say that if you’re an author, you should always carry a notepad and pen with you wherever you go, just in case you get an idea. They say that if you don’t write it down straight away, you’ll forget it. And it will be gone. Forever. I totally agree. For most of …

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Windows Basics – Icons vs Shortcuts

To be able to use your computer more effectively, you should be familiar with as many of its features as you can. This tutorial covers the basics of icons and shortcuts and is a continuation of the tutorial, Windows Basics – The Taskbar. Icons are small pictures that are used to represent a program or …

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Windows Basics – The Start Button and Start Menu

To be able to use your computer more effectively, you should be familiar with as many of its features as you can. This tutorial covers the basics of the Start Menu. The Windows operating system (OS) provides a visual interface for you to use to interact with your computer. It consists of a “desktop”, which …

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What a Computer Does When You Turn it On

Have you ever wondered what happens when you press the power button on your computer? Well, it’s pretty straight-forward, really. Your average PC or Mac is designed in such a way that the parts are interchangeable, so when it turns on, it has to check to see if any of its parts have been removed …

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Do I write Mum and Dad, or mum and dad?

This can be a difficult thing for a lot of people. Most of the people I know (non-writers mostly) don't know when you should capitalise words like mum, dad, grandma, grandpa, uncle, aunty, and any other variations of these words (eg: ma, granny, pa, papa, unck, grandfather, etc). There is an easy answer to this, …

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