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 … Continue reading Writing down your ideas – The importance of writing it down
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 … Continue reading 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 the Taskbar and is a continuation of the tutorial, Windows Basics – The Start Button and Start Menu. The Taskbar is the bar that sits on the … Continue reading Windows Basics – The Taskbar
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 … Continue reading Windows Basics – The Start Button and Start Menu
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 … Continue reading What a Computer Does When You Turn it On
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, … Continue reading Do I write Mum and Dad, or mum and dad?
As writers, we constantly get told to “Show, don’t tell”. Now that’s easy for them to say, but what does that even mean? How do we “show” something? How do we know that we are “telling” instead? It’s all too confusing. I’ll try to explain, because I didn’t have a clue what they were on … Continue reading What Do They Mean by “Show, Don’t Tell”?
I wrote this the other day when I was thinking about stuff. This is NOT aimed at anyone in particular, it's just a general thing: What some men don't seem to be able to get through their heads is that women have equal rights now. We're not living in the past anymore. You don't yell … Continue reading Equal Rights…
What defines us? What makes us who we are? Is it our appearance? Our personality? Our family? Our past? Our education? Our memories? Or is it a combination of all of these? What if someone took one of those things away from you? How would you feel? Incomplete? What if someone changed your appearance without … Continue reading Novel Themes – Tamisan (Tamisan Book 1)
By Michelle Pickett A future that could become a reality A deadly virus is killing people all over the world. The government has a plan to save people, but only a small percentage of the population can be saved. They will be put into PODs and sealed underground until the virus is gone, separated from … Continue reading Review – PODs