Simon and Shuster have a great website which includes a library of Videos from their authors, and I found the latest from Phillipa Gregory very interesting. Go HERE. and HERE for more on writing about Witchcraft in history.
Phillipa has a new book out at the moment – The White Queen, set around the time of the War of the Roses, which has clearly been brilliantly researched.
There is one thing that Phillipa and I both share – I am now the proud owner of a small Netbook laptop!
Two days in and I am loving it.
I have always been a pen and paper girl when it comes to notes and ideas and planning – but now that summer is sprung I am determined to work more efficiently so my Netbook is going to be a constant companion while I enjoy my garden writing space. The LED display and up to 12 hrs battery means that I can see the matt screen even in sunshine and the keyboard is excellent.
One great tekkie tool? The virtual Briefcase tool in Windows, where you can download the contents of your master book file onto your memory stick on your desktop, pop it into your netbook, work on the files, then when you pop it back into your desktop the files in your Briefcase are uploaded onto your master.
One master file. All up to date. No worries about having different versions with the same name and different content.
I actually prefer this to the WiFi uploading option, since I specifically do not want to be using my Netbook for Internet or Email work. WAY too tempting – LOL. But the option is there and the WiFi does work well.
E-books have been whispered.
Have a great weekend everyone.