Thanks to even more revelations about how Facebook operates, it’s becoming clearer to more people that it’s time to #AbandonFacebook. …


In my essay It’s Time To Abandon Facebook I listed over half a dozen reasons why I think people should start moving away from the social network. I also acknowledged that doing so wouldn’t be easy and would have to happen gradually. After all, many people (including myself) have whole…


UPDATED: June 2, 2020

In June of 2017 ProPublica journalist Julia Angwin published a damning article about Facebook’s failures to protect marginalized and vulnerable people on the social network. …


In light of the podcast episode praising the AlphaSmart, several listeners have asked about the Freewrite, a new device that seems similar but with some updates. I’ve been tracking this device since it was just a gleam in KickStarter’s eye and I wasn’t super impressed back then. Sometimes gadgets that…


In the latest episode of The Write Gear Scott Westerfeld, Nalo Hopkinson, and Justine Larbalestier talked about the chairs they use to write. Finding a good chair to sit in can be just as important as finding the right laptop or keyboard. …


Episodes 10, 11 and 13 of The Write Gear podcast are all about laptops — the best laptop overall, great laptops for if you want something small and light, laptops for small budgets, etc. …


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The trend for light weight, large screen laptops doesn’t end with the LG Gram 15, which I talked about previously. The other laptop in this category that caught my attention at CES is the Samsung Notebook 9. Samsung has always been able to deliver drool-worthy slim, light laptops that rival…


Welcome to the Chit-Chat post, which is a semi-open thread for conversations about writing and gear and related stuff. This week, I have a question for you:

What kind of journals do you like to write in?

Image from GouletPens.com

I ask because I have real specific preferences when it comes to journals. See?

Given how hard it is for me to…


In this episode I discover that Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire and The Geek Feminist Revolution, prefers MS Word to Scrivener! GASP! How can this be? Just goes to show that there’s no one true tool for writers, and that you’ve gotta use what works best for you.

K. Tempest Bradford

Spec Fic author, media critic, tech journalist. Host of ORIGINality, creator of the Tempest Challenge.

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