Saturday, April 16, 2016

Weekly Update Apr 8-14

Blog Posts

Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Peter Rabbit was written by Beatrix Potter in 1902. Potter incorporated Peter Rabbit into later stories as well. The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a great example for illustrating various story structure models.

Short run Book Printing
This post provides links and descriptions of websites with short run book printing services.

Use Google Forms to Create a Tracking Log
Google Forms is an easy and free way to create tracking logs and surveys you can access from your smart phone.

Writing 365

In a couple of future posts you will read about some of Andrew Mayne's tips. Mayne is a television personality and author. One of his tips is to use the phone for writing activities. In thinking about this, I decided to migrate all of my writing for the Writing 365 Project (where my goal is to write 1,000 or more word per day) from Microsoft Word and Apple Pages to Google Doc. While Word and Pages are great programs, the display of Google Docs is ideal for various screen sizes.

As a result, I have gone mobile this week. I used my iPad significantly more than in past weeks and also used my iPhone to write a few sentences here and there throughout the day. I must say, it is convenient to simply reach in to my pocket, grab my phone, and start writing. I don't even have to retrieve my laptop or iPad. Typing on the phone is still challenging for more than a couple of sentences, but I am going to experiment with the Siri voice dictation options.

I have been using a writing form that I created using the instructions above to enter the number of words completed each each. I later transferred these to Excel in order to create the summary chart below.

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