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An Excellent OCR Online Tool

Just discovered an excellent online site for converting .pdf image files into editable text. I’ve written on OCR before (internal link) and I know the process is far from perfect. 36 more words

Tantrum Deadline: Be a Child About It

Have you ever just had it? Of course, you have. Well, that is where I am with my current mystery/paranormal novel. I love the book, but I’m done with the editing phase. 338 more words

Finding inspiration for the Musically inclined 

Current Obsession: Music

Instrument skills: none whatsoever!

What I would love to be able to play: piano, or a violin, can’t decide.
I don’t normally confess to being an obsessive kind unless you caking slight OCD when it come to my own things. 417 more words

Creative Writing

Saturday Six Minute Challenge

It’s another busy weekend but I hope you can find at least six minutes to write. Squeeze it in where you can. Write while you’re eating breakfast. 241 more words


My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. 189 more words

Roxanne Smolen

Eccentric - but helpful! - writing practices #writetip

After spending the past few weeks in New Zealand – where I had a brilliant time with my family, exploring the lovely city of Wellington and the beautiful coastline – I’ve been sadly neglecting my blog. 1,125 more words

Writing Tips

The editing cave

I’ve been in my editing cave for the past three weeks. It’s sort of like a bear being in their hibernation cave… except bears tend to lose weight during hibernation. 1,017 more words