Yesterday I was talking to author David Hewson, who I know since he’s collaborating with one of my clients on a project, and he told me about a book he has coming out next Spring from Bloomsbury called Writing: A User’s Manual. He told me the idea for it began when some of his blog posts on the subject started generating attention, so I went to check out what advice he has to offer on his website, davidhewson.com.
I looked up the 135 entries that pertain to writing and found a treasure trove of interesting, informative, useful, and very specific advice here, with a strong focus on software tools for writers. He even released an e-book on writing with Scrivener. It’s also more than a peek into the author’s process, one which is very interesting, especially since much of his work is historical and based on extensive research (think multiple computers and screens).
I found this post particularly fun. In it, David shares his favorite (unexpected) writing devices, including a dog and a lawnmower, and it makes me want to ask all of you authors out there where you go and what you do to find your best inspiration?