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Taming technology so you can get on with writing



    Today's Writer, in addition to an intiment knowledge of English, also has to know; computers, social media, online promotion, blogs, writing software, just to name a few.


    We'll help you get comfortable using and understanding the technology to realize your writing dreams.


    For twenty years we've taken the fear out of technology. Remember there is no such thing as a dumb question.




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       Is your computer/laptop PC or Mac acting up?


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     Did you know you can write on your tablet (iPad)?


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       Did you know you can edit on your Smarthphone?


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       Websites, blogs, domains, hosting - Oh my!


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       Find out how Scrivener will improve your writing


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       Social Media, how can it benefit me as a writer?


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Offers


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Looking for the perfect gift for the person that keeps Santa guessing? How about a gift certificate? They can be emailed or snail mailed for your convenience.

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  Scrivener is now available for iPad and iPhone

    Buy Scrivener 2 for OS X (Edu Licence)
   Scrivener 2 for Mac OS X (Regular Licence)

    Buy Scrivener 2 for OS X (Edu Licence)
   Scrivener 3 for Mac OS X (Education Licence)

    Buy Scrivener 2 for Windows (Regular Licence)
   Scrivener 2 for Windows (Regular License)

    Buy Scrivener 2 for Windows (Regular Licence)
   Scrivener for Windows (Education Licence)



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Looking for a hosting company? We've been with Lithium Hosting for years. They are a great company with super tech support, prices and services. Clicking on the link for a deal for both you and Diversity Computers.          

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If you are concerned about nefarious people reading your emails and text messages, its time to look in to getting a VPN. Put simply, a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a group of computers (or discrete networks) networked together over a public network—namely, the Internet. Think of it as a 'tunnel' or the Internet inside the Internet



Nord VPN is super. It has a ton of features, like a kill switch (automatically shuts down/turns off any application/program you designate. Why do this, becasue if the program has access to the Internet and the VPN isn't connected you don't want the programs open and vulnerable), it is also useable on up to 5 devices, and is priced just right. Click here to get access a great deal for both you and Diversity Computers.





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Tablet (iPad)

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Courses


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Write Like A Spy


    Do you have a charater that is computer savvy? This course will introduce you to today's technology

This course will cover:

  • What is ‘Rule 41?’
  • Using free wifi safely
  • Using browsers safely
  • What is a VPN?
  • What is encryption?
  • What is PGP?
  • Devices and Border Guards



Course taught as either online or one on one. Online learning, done at the student's own pace. Content may be presented in PDF, video or audio files. Q&A and support are always available.



Bonus

    Graduates of this course qualify for reduced rates on one on one advanced training and technological support.






Learn all of the above for $20. Register here;





Scrivener


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    Want to learn how it will improve your writing?  This class is for you!




    Scrivener is a writing program, not a text editor, or a word processing program. It was developed to help writers, write. Imagine it like a large notebook that holds all of your work in progress. Notes, images, videos, MP3's, even webpages in one easily organzable file. Three options to view your work regular, outline and index cards on cork board. When you finish your book it can be formatted for Apple, Kindle and others. Learn all the secrets.

This basics course will cover:

  • Overview and Terminology
  • Getting started - creating a project/folder/file
  • Working with documents
    • moving
    • renaming
    • splitting
    • merging
    • grouping
    • importing
     
  • Color coding your documents - using and customizing the label and status fields
  • References to research material
    • creating notes
    • importing pictures
    • videos
    • mp3
    • pdf's
    • web sites
     
  • Creating backups and getting help
  • Compiling - brief overview




Courses are taught as either online or one on one. Online learning, done at the student's own pace. Content may be presented in PDF, video or audio files. Q&A and support are always available.



Bonus

    Graduates of this course qualify for reduced rates on one on one advanced training and technological support.




Learn all of the above for $20. Register here;





Computer Basics for Writers


Computer Basics for Writers

    In this course, you'll learn how to free yourself from the chains of technology. Your technical skills will no longer hold you back from your dreams of successful publication.

This course will cover:

  • Use your computer to:
    • edit faster
    • produce professional looking content
    • create your own marketing materials
    • and stay out of the slush pile

  • Get your literary works ready for an agent or publishing
    • format
    • submission guides
    • tracking your submissions

  • social media
    • what is it?
    • terminology
    • 80/20 rule/marketing
    • tracking

  • websties/domains/hosting
    • what are they?
    • how to get them
    • SEO what it is and why you need it
    • clicks and click through
    • WordPress
    • doing a website yourself or hiring someone


Courses are taught as either online or one on one. Online learning, done at the student's own pace. Content may be presented in PDF, video or audio files. Q&A and support are always available.



Bonus

    Graduates of this course qualify for reduced rates on in-home technological support and one on one advanced training from Diversity Computers.




Learn all of the above for $15. Register here;





Writers News


Information for writers, publishing, marketplace, trends, legal, etc.





Best non-fiction books to read             December 26, 2016






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5 Steps to Writing a Bestseller             December 26, 2016






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Becoming a Writer             November 15, 2016






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Books Matter             October 23, 2016






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Write Every Day             October 22, 2016






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Publishing Hoax             October 21, 2016






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Dumbledore to return?             October 15, 2016




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Agatha Christie Postage Stamps             October 11, 2016




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Ten Books to Read in October            September 29, 2016




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Best Writing Advice            September 3, 2016




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Barnes & Noble boss sacked            August 17 2016


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The secret code to writing that bestseller            August 15, 2016

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JK Rowlings More Popular than Shakespear          August 11, 2016


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Writers Resources


People and places assisting writers





Another Read Through

Another Read Through


3932 N Mississippi Ave in PDX

Mostly used bookshop for adults and kids. Genres include fiction, science fiction/fantasy, memoir, mystery, nonfiction, kids, young adult, poetry and more. Known for our local and LGBTQ sections. Local author reading book groups, writing classes/resources, special orders of new/used books, book loving and recommendation giving staff and more..




Mary Rosenblum,

Success means a professional book, publishing it right, and effective promotion. I'll help you with quality editing, the publishing process, and I'll help you design a promotional campaign that fits your book and your time. You don't have to do it all by yourself. I know what works today!.



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Need a manuscript editor?

Rachelle Ramirez is an experienced content and development editor of fiction and nonfiction. Her work is thorough, detailed, and reasonably priced. You've worked hard on your manuscript and now it's worth the best editor.



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In Need of a headshot?

Redhawk Photography understands interoverts and will capture images of the 'real' you. Studio or location shots available.



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