BeeLine Reader and Announcement

Mini Marshmallow 14 April 2015

BeeLine Reader

Did you know that our brains process colour faster than words?

Did you know that there’s a free-plug-in that uses colour to help people read faster and with greater ease?

It’s called BeeLine Reader and you can find it at As they so elegantly explain:

BeeLine Reader makes reading faster and easier by using a color gradient that guides your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next. With BeeLine Reader, you can finish your work faster—and with less eyestrain.

If you’re a writer, then you’re also a reader. If you’re like me, then you spend a lot of time on the computer and the internet. As much as I love words, all that staring at the screen can take its toll. Anything that helps me write more is a great blessing.


This will be the final edition of my newsletter in this form. From now on, the newsletter will consist of updates and links to resources. My aim is to send one every four to six weeks, but it’s not a hard and fast rule.

The reason for this is two-fold: writing these articles takes time away from my fiction, and my business is changing.

Actually, there are three reasons. Most writing advice can be distilled to ‘sit down and write’. It gets to a point where there isn’t much more to say. I can post quote and advice, but all that is secondary to the act of writing.

While I’ve had a lot of fun compiling the newsletters and coming up with prompts, it’s time to say goodbye. Thank you for being here with me.

You can always reach out to me and ask questions, or if you just need some encouragement. Remember that I believe in you!

Thank you again for reading. Happy writing, for now and always.


December update

Hello everyone,

You may have noticed that it’s been a while between newsletters. A few things have kept away from writing them, including some restructuring of my business. Every day I say, ‘Today’s the day I send out an email!’, and then today was finally that day.

The original plan was a newsletter about finding time to write despite this being a busy time of year. But I don’t really have any advice, other than to do what you usually do: put aside distractions for a short time and write. It’s easier said than done, of course, so I will simply encourage you to try your best and be proud of what you do achieve.

Instead, here’s a brief update on what’s happening with me and Two Marshmallows:

First, the auto-responder should now be working correctly. If you have still not received your Get-to-Writing Kit, please let me know and I’ll send it to you immediately.

Second, the restructuring includes revising my book. This is partly because there has been interest in translating it! I can’t tell you how happy this makes me.

Third, I plan to offer a discount on selected services for people on my list. At this point, it looks like it will be for the writing course and the manuscript reading service. I just wanted to let you know in advance because I think it’s a neat idea.

Finally, I hope you all have a marvellous time over the holidays. Thank you for being here. You are all very much appreciated. The next email from me will be an actual newsletter in early January.

Happy holidays and, as always, happy writing!