• Is social media harming the writing community?

    Are you a writer or editor spending too much time on social media and feeling bad about it? Is it eating into your writing time, your editing time, your work hours, your free time, etc? Social media as slot machine Did you know that social media companies employ ‘attention engineers’ who use Las Vegas casino […]

  • Sometimes you need a break…

    It’s been ages since I last blogged. There are a number of reasons. The first one is simply that I had back-to-back edits to the point where I didn’t have time to shift mental gears and think about blog topics. But then in March my cat, who is the reason this site is called IndieCat […]

  • Pressing the Reset Button

    Do you ever feel that you spend too much time online? Are you getting as much writing done as you’d like? Do you feel your attention span is suffering? Are your writing sessions fragmented by constantly checking social media? For that matter, do you ever feel like you could do with a break from both […]

  • Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon

    Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon is such a long novel – around 860 pages – that I wrote this review in stages. When I started writing, I was 250-350 pages into the book. Now I’m closer to 675 pages and my opinions haven’t changed at all. But this is less a book review than a […]