Allan L Mann

Crime Fiction & Thriller Author


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By on November 1, 2019

It’s November, and that means NaNoWriMo. What the heck? What does that mean? Well, if you’re not an author, you may not have heard of this jumble of letters before. You may have heard about Movember, but NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, and this happens every November. For many, this month is […]

Tool Time (or, What’s in my Writing Tool bag)

By on March 27, 2023

Over the years of both writing for myself and for publishing, I have experimented with several software platforms and apps. As is the way of the world of software, what works well for a while is often overtaken by a newcomer. Some applications, however, I have used consistently because they are the best in class. […]

Paper or Plastic?

By on March 11, 2023

I have always preferred the feel of a physical book in my hand. I rarely read anything on an e-reader or my smartphone. In fact, the only time I do is when I’m on a plane and I just need to tune out my surroundings and escape from work for a couple of hours. There […]

The Advantages of Pen and Paper

By on March 4, 2023

I love notebooks – and not the computer kind. I also love fountain pens. In fact, my preferred method of note-taking is with pen and paper. Taking notes with a pen and notebook has several advantages over typing notes on a computer or tablet. Some of the key benefits include: Overall, taking notes with a […]

Indie Author Advice

By on February 25, 2023

Indie authors have the unique opportunity to share their stories with the world, but navigating the world of self-publishing can be challenging. Here are some tips to help indie authors succeed in the competitive world of publishing: In conclusion, indie publishing can be a challenging but rewarding journey for authors. By following these tips, you […]