Monday, July 20, 2020

Back to Writing Again

by Tony Thomas

After taking a few years off to concentrate on music production, I finally decided it is time to get back to writing.

I want to start writing more books and also start blogging again.  I hope to share some of the things that I find on my writing journey with you in the future.

I find myself using my iPad a lot more and also using my PC for dictation. In fact, I am in the process of writing a book on dictation and I hope to have it finished and released soon.

There are a lot of great tools out there to ease the writing process. I wish I would've had them when I started writing more than 40 years ago. Back then, I just used paper and pencil and an old manual typewriter. The progress from that using some of the early computers like the KayPro in the little NEC PC8201.

I'm fortunate to have written for numerous magazines and other publications such as Mix, Electronic Musician, Recording, AV Video, Roland Users Group, the Cleveland Scene, and others. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a lot of print work anymore and most of the paying stuff is on the web.  As a result, I have had to learn to adapt my skills to the marketplace. 

Still, it is an exciting time to be a writer!

What you writing these days? What tools are you using? Are you writing for yourself or for others? I would love to hear from you!