Google Docs Guide: How to do Stuff with Google Docs Google Docs is like an online version of Microsoft Office where you can create and upload documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, then share them with anyone you choose. This tutorial and guide will help you get more out of Google Docs. A Practical guide to Google Docs: Learn how to do anything and everything with your online Google Office. Q: How do I upload all my Microsoft Office documents from the desktop on to Google Docs? A: List Uploader is a Windows utility that enables you to bulk upload files to Google Docs via drag-n-drop or through the right click menu. Mac OS X users can upload documents through GDocsUploader – simply drag-n-drop the document onto the uploader icon. Q: How do I associate the common Office file extensions like doc/xls/ppt with Google Docs so that desktop documents open directly in the web browser? A: Get the Google Toolbar for Firefox and select the ‘Google Docs’ checkbox from Toolbar options. Q: Can I open Word 2007 (docx) documents in Google Docs? A: Sure.
Describing Words - Find Adjectives to Describe Things Related Words - Find Words Related to Another Word How to Create a Powerful Antagonist: The Epic Villain Breakdown — She's Novel What are they? Mental Illness Track: Self Mental Illness is an umbrella term for any number of diseases your main character may have to face. To learn more about mental illnesses, check out my friend Faye Kirwin's amazing blog, Writerology. Doubt Doubt is a Self villain that keeps your MC from interacting with others, opening up to the ones they love, taking part in social events, and going after their dreams. And although they may recognize that their doubts are unfounded, they'll have trouble working up the confidence to overcome them. Desire Desire is a Self villain that manifest itself in forms like greed, vanity, and lust. Demons Past mistakes may lead your MC to face a Demon of guilt, shame, or regret. Religion Track: Corruption Religion plays an integral role in nearly every culture, with many people believing their religion to be a core part of who they are. Justice Judicial corruption takes place inside a society's law and order system. Education Politics Think about The Hunger Games.
Ten rules for writing fiction | Books Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal sin 1 Never open a book with weather. If it's only to create atmosphere, and not a character's reaction to the weather, you don't want to go on too long. The reader is apt to leaf ahead looking for people. There are exceptions. If you happen to be Barry Lopez, who has more ways than an Eskimo to describe ice and snow in his book Arctic Dreams, you can do all the weather reporting you want. 2 Avoid prologues: they can be annoying, especially a prologue following an introduction that comes after a foreword. 3 Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue. 4 Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said" ... he admonished gravely. 5 Keep your exclamation points under control. 6 Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose". 7 Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly. 8 Avoid detailed descriptions of characters, which Steinbeck covered. 10 Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip. Diana Athill Margaret Atwood Roddy Doyle
An Illustrated Guide to Writing Scenes and Stories The writing workshop/lecture Wonderbook: Scenes is an edited version, using as its starting point the transcript of a version presented at the Arkansas Book Festival in 2014. Both before that event and after, I gave versions of this lecture in other locations, including Shared Worlds, Clarion, and the Yale Writer’s Workshop. While keeping the core of the Arkansas version, I have added in material from the other versions and also expanded some sections based on participant questions. Writers often argue about the difference between the art of writing and the craft of writing. Every presentation has a lifespan before it kind of dies in the speaker’s mind. Choosing What You’ll Dramatize and What You Won’t Good morning. Most of what we’ll talk about today is going to be about the decisions you make more or less after your rough draft. The first thing I wanted to show you is this image, which is about how you decide what the story is in the first place. Where to Begin and Where to End
Once upon a slush pile... — What happens once you’ve got an agent? Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. To book a lecture event with Mignon Fogarty for your company or organization, contact Macmillan Speakers. Follow Mignon on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Awards Media The Oprah Winfrey Show, Grammar Girl Fixes Common Mistakes, March 2007 "Mignon has come up with clever ideas to help even the most grammatically challenged person remember the rules." New York Times, Book Not Ready for Print? Los Angeles Times