Tech Tips for Writers is an occasional post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.
When I write, I don’t like interruptions. I’m completely in my head with my characters, watching what they do so I can scribe for them. When technology gets glitchy, it throws me out and–like a dream–I completely lose track of the storyline.
I’m probably extreme but because of my quirkiness, I’ve fallen in love with shortkeys. For me, once I remember them, they’re faster, more efficient, and my eyes stay on the screen rather than searching for tools and keys.
I usually write on a PC but sometimes, when I need a laptop, I use my Chromebook. Here’s a poster with ten of my favorite Chromebook shortkeys:
If you use a Chromebook for writing, do you have a favorite I didn’t mention?
More Chromebook Tech Tips for Writers
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and Born in a Treacherous Time, first in the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Survival of the Fittest, Spring 2019, first in the Crossroads Trilogy. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning