The Journal: Only a Few Things

In today’s Journal

* Great Writing ‘Puter for Sale
* Flash Sale on Teachable
* Big Book Giveaway
* Of Interest

Great Writing ‘Puter for Sale

I’ve long advocated the use of a writing computer, meaning a separate machine dedicated to nothing but writing fiction — so no internet, no games, no business stuff — just Word or Word Pad or some other word-processor.

The theory is (and I’ve proved it for myself) that sitting down at that dedicated writing computer triggers your creative subconscious that it’s time to play and have fun telling stories.

I have a flawless, extremely light 11.5″ HP Stream in practically new condition. Nothing wrong with it, but it’s excess for me. (I use a similar computer, an 11.5″ HP Probook, as my writing ‘puter.)

The details The computer is pre-loaded with 64-bit Windows 10 Professional OS, has a 56GB SSD (solid state drive) and 4GB of RAM. The processor is an Intel Celeron N3050 rated at 1.6GHz.

The price is only $100, and I’ll pay shipping.

I suspect it will go fast, so if you’re interested, email me at to find out to see whether I still have it. If I do, I’ll ask you to send $100 to my PayPal account or to send me a check.

Flash Sale on Teachable

Dean and Kris (WMG Publishing) are having a flash sale on everything they have on Teachable. Read about it at

Big Book Giveaway

The Big Book Giveaway is ongoing. If you missed it, I’m giving away any or all of several titles. No catches, just some great reading. If you interested, you can read about it T

Talk with you again soon.

Of Interest


Disclaimer: In this blog, I provide advice on writing fiction. I advocate a technique called Writing Into the Dark. To be crystal clear, WITD is not “the only way” to write, nor will I ever say it is. However, as I am the only writer who advocates WITD both publicly and regularly, I will continue to do so, among myriad other topics.

2 thoughts on “The Journal: Only a Few Things”

  1. 😁 You have exactly the right idea, Mr. Harvey. Having a computer system dedicated to just writing is an idea I’ve been exploring mentally.

    It’s a productivity hack~ the easier it is to get to a task- without all the clutter of other things- the more likely you are to do the task. Essentially, there is less resistance. Which is one of the reasons I prefer writing with a pen and paper. You just flip open the book and start to write.

    😁 Which is one of the reasons I’ve been looking to get a simple tablet to write with but I can’t afford one right now. My current system is huge and filled with everything… from games, to videos, to writing and designing apps. It’s the same as my phone.

    It takes forever to open a writing app but until I get a tablet- that I can take any and everywhere- my computer and I will remain the weapon and the warrior.

    • Thanks, Tari. Same idea, using a tablet. I prefer the physical keyboard, so I use a small laptop plugged into a large (22″) screen.

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