Weekend Wrap-up: May 22

I was able to get get back to my weekly blog schedule this week. I would like to plan out my posts better, but I’ll admit, most of the time, it’s a night before or morning of routine. Like right now…

I do keep a running Word doc with my ideas and thoughts to build on. Recently I had tried out a program called Shaxpir which I wrote about here: Tuesday Tune-up: Writing Tools / Programs. I was having some difficulty logging—Oh. You’re not done reading the linked post yet? Sorry. I’ll grab a coffee then…

Done? Great!

As I was saying, I was having some difficulty logging in and accessing my work, and the support that I was getting was substandard. Finally, Someone on a community board offered a solution that worked. Now the task is to remove my content—which thankfully did not have much new material—and delete the program.

Speaking of support, here is an update on my Wattpad vs. Inkitt experience (see this week’s Free Book Friday for context). I was having difficulty in Inkitt creating single spaces between my lines of poetry because each ‘Enter’ key stroke created a new paragraph.

After posting on the support forum, I received a response a week later, which did not work, and I haven’t heard anything since. Several other writers in the community offered solutions, with the same result.

I had abandoned Wattpad many months ago, but decided to give it a try. Experiencing the same issue, I emailed their support staff, and received an answer the same day, which worked! Want to create single spaces? Shift + Enter. Ta-Dah!

Wattpad: 1 Inkitt: 0

Have a great weekend! Here’s something else to read:

From my blog this week

Free Book Friday: May 21 – Reading & Writing Sites – A new promo, plus my thoughts/questions on Wattpad and Inkitt.

Thursday Thoughts: Aroma Therapy – Smells. Yes, smells.

Weird Wednesday: May 19th – Cartoons and Rhetorical Questions – Just what it says. Is it funny? I think so.

Tuesday Tirade: ROI – I rethink my reviewing strategy.

Music Monday: Riviera Galliard – I finally record one of the first pieces I wrote for classical guitar. It only took [cough] years.

Here are a few other blogs you should visit:

Twitter: Why do I bother? – Do you like Twitter?

Thoughts about letter writing – When was the last time you hand-wrote a letter?

The Anti-TBR Tag – Everyone has a “I won’t read that, list.”

Bags For Life Or Bag For The Week? – Plastic shopping bags. Do you still have them?

Still looking for some readers to go over my NaPoWriMo book:

Send me an email!

Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.


Published by Leon Stevens

I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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