Taming technology so you can get on with writing

    The days of a writer being able to just write is a fond memory. Today, an author needs to know social media, blogs, web pages, online promotion, computers, writing software, Smartphones and tablets - Oh my!

    If you you'd like to understand how all of the technological tools can help promote your writing, you're in the right place.

    Take a breath, stop hitting your head against the keyboard, and put away frustration. We'll help you get comfortable using and understanding the technology geared toward realizing your writing dreams.


  • Is your computer (PC or Mac) acting up?
  • Do you love writing on your Tablet (iPad) but wonder if there is a way to get your work from it to your computer?
  • Would you like to get a favorite picture off your Smartphone (cellphone) to use for your book cover?
  • Domains, hosting, websites, blogs - Oh my!
  • Scrivener - find out how it will improve your writing
  • What exactly is Social Media, and how does it benefit me as a writer?
  • Is the screen on your Smartphone or tablet(iPad) cracked?


For most people they tolerate the tech in their lives. Like a car it either works or it doesn't. If its been awhile since you've had some new tech, or maybe your tech is starting to 'act up' now and then

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  Scrivener is now available for iPad and iPhone!

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

Buy Scrivener 2 for OS X (Edu Licence)
  Scrivener 2 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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    Is it new to you? Haven't had time to learn its secrets? Want to know 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. Doesn't matter if you're a pantser, outliner, or index cards on a cork board. Write your novel or use built in templates for white papers, scripts, lyrics, poems and even recipes - or create you own.

In this basics class we'll cover:
  • Overview and Terminology

  • Getting started - creating a project/folder/file

  • Working with documents - moving, renaming, splitting and merging, grouping, importing, oh my!

  • Color coding your documents - using and customizing the label and status fields

  • References to research material - creating notes, importing pictures, videos, mp3, pdf's and web sites

  • Creating backups and getting help

  • Compiling - brief overview


    Scrivener workshop participants qualify for reduced rates on in-home, one on one advanced instruction from Diversity Computers.

Interested in taking a workshop?

Computer Basics for Writers

Computer Basics for Writers

    In this class, 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.

  • Get your literary works ready for an agent or publishing.
  • Use your PC or MAC to format, edit faster, produce professional looking content, and stay out of the slush pile.
  • Use your computer to market yourself as an author
  • Create your own marketing materials


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

Interested in taking a workshop?

Writers News

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

Romance Writers Being Robbed             December 30, 2016

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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 that can assist 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.

Indelible Mark Publishing was founded to promote writing that expands awareness for the well-being of the planet and humankind. In an age in which truth has been disregarded or distorted by those whose overriding allegiance is to the unquestioning bottom line, we look for writers with something important to say that impacts our lives and leaves... an indelible mark.

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Securing your Digital Footprint

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