Allan L Mann

Crime Fiction & Thriller Author


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 […]