Allen Howard's Writing and More

Allen Howard's Writing, Music, and Computers

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Update 8-3-12

I have just installed office 2013 preview on my computer and have posted a tutorial on the computers and programs page on how to install it.  Also, i will be testing in three weeks for my network plu and IT for sales certiication exams.  Wish me luck.  I have posted a few new storied on figment.  Look on the books, stories, poems page for more information.

Please take the survey below so I know what you want to read and see on this site. I will be post a few reviews here in the next couple of day, keep an eye to the blog for those.  Thank you for the continued support!

Update 7-17-12

have just installed office 2013 preview on my computer and have posted a tutorial on the computers and programs page on how to install it.  Also, i will be testing in three weeks for my network plu and IT for sales certiication exams.  Wish me luck.  I have also posted two new pieces to figment.  Go to my books, stories, poems page to learn more.

 

IT IS HERE!!!! You can now download my book: Saving a World, from the previews and downloads page.  You must be logged in to access the page.  Keep in mind that this is a first draft and is probably terrible and has many grammar issues.  Please also take the survey below so I know what you want to read and see on this site. I will be post a few reviews here in the next couple of day, keep an eye to the blog for those.  Thank you for the continued support!

Update 7-8-12

IT IS HERE!!!! You can now download my book: Saving a World, from the previews and downloads page.  You must be logged in to access the page.  Keep in mind that this is a first draft and is probably terrible and has many grammar issues.  Please also take the survey below so I know what you want to read and see on this site.  I found out that i didn't win the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest.  Therefore, I have posted the poem to figment and will be posting the story shortly.  I will be post a few reviews here in the next couple of day, keep an eye to the blog for those.  I will be busy the next couple weeks getting ready for my CompTIA Network+ and IT for Sales certification tests, but i will have more time than i did during NaNo to update the site and add in new things.  Keep an eye out for those and updates on my two programs. Thank you for the continued support!

Update 7-1-12

IT IS HERE!!!! You can now download my book: Saving a World, from the previews and downloads page.  You must be logged in to access the page.  Keep in mind that this is a first draft and is probably terrible and has many grammar issues.  Please also take the survey below so I know what you want to read and see on this site.  I don't believe that i won the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest.  I should have heard by now if i did.  I will be post a few reviews here in the next couple of day, keep an eye to the blog for those.  I will be busy the next couple weeks getting ready for my CompTIA Network+ and IT for Sales certification tests, but i will have more time than i did during NaNo to update the site and add in new things.  Keep an eye out for those and updates on my two programs. Thank you for the continued support!

Update 6-28-12

I finished my novel for camp nano today.  I'll be putting it under the member restricted side of the site on July 1st.  You can find it under the previews and downloads page.  You must be logged in to get to that page.  I will be adding a poll to this page also on July 1st to see what people think i should do about a couple different things.  I should find out this week if my short story or poem will be published in an anthology.  Keep tuned on this page for more information.  Thank you for the continued support!

Update 6-25-12

So I took a break today from writing my novel to write a review for Catching Fire, the second Hunger Games novel.  You can read it on my blog.  Click the link on the top of the page to go there.

Update 6-22-12

Hey everyone!  It has been a while since i updated, but now that i'm done with school, i'll be updating regularly.  I have finished reading The Hunger Games and am now reading Catching Fire.  I'll be posting reviews for those in a few days.  Check the blog soon for more information.  I have also just gotten home from a trip to Washington, DC.  There will be pictures and stories shared on the blog soon.  I am getting ready for my CompTIA Network+ exam, so i'll be busy doing that, but i will also be working on Picture Viewer and WFC.  Check the Computer and Programs tab for information.  I will be posting my next novel, Saving a World: No Problem at All, as a pdf on this site after the month of June.  I am currently writing it as part of Camp NaNoWriMo 2012.

Update 5-28-12

It has been a long time since i updated the site, sorry for that.  I've been busy.  In April, i competed int the PA FBLA State Leadership Conference in Hershey.  I placed first in Computer Problem Solving.  Also, i won script frenzy 2012.  I am going to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo in June and maybe again in August.  I am currently getting ready for final exams as they start Friday.

Update 3-31-12

This April i will be participating in Script Frenzy, brought to you by the same people that do NaNoWriMo.  I will also be attending the PA FBLA State Leadership Conference the middle of this month.

Update 3-4-12

Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been released.  have downloaded and installed it, look out for updates about it soon.

 

The first tutorial i have made is how to install the Consumer Preview.  You can find it here.

The second tutorial i have made is how to access safe mode on the Consumer Preview.  You can find it here.

 

I will be posting new reviews sometime later this week.

Update 2-29-12

Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been released.  I am currently downloading and installing it, look out for updates about it.

 

The first tutorial i have made is how to install the Consumer Preview.  You can find it here.

 

I will be posting new reviews sometime later this week.

Update 2-10-12

A review of Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One will be posted at 19:10, please check back for it..  Please check it out on the blog.

 

RIP to the crews of Apollo 1, Space Shuttle Challenger, Space Shuttle Columbia- Godspeed.

Update 1-15-12

My Days: A Journal has been canceled due to lack of interest.  The book will be deleted from figment within the next couple of days.  I am posting a review of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on the blog page, please check it out.

Daily themes on figment have started, the link will be posted under the books, stories, poems page.  Around the Moon has been renamed To the Moon: A Voyage.

I am now on Facebook! 

 

I am working on some new songs for the new year. I am also working on a new windows program, check out the computer page for more information.

Update 1-7-12

Daily themes on figment have started, the link will be posted soon.  Around the Moon has been renamed To the Moon: A Voyage.  Tomorrow is the last day to download it as Around the Moon.

I am now on Facebook! 

 

I am working on some new songs for the new year.  I am also going to write a journal, it is going to be real situations with fake people and fake places.  See my blog post for more information.   I will be posting the link to figment on the Books, Stories, Poems page.  I am also working on a new windows program, check out the computer page for more information.

Update 1-1-12

I am now on Facebook! 

 

I am working on some new songs for the new year.  I am also going to write a journal, it is going to be real situations with fake people and fake places.  See my blog post for more information.   I will be posting the link to figment on the Books, Stories, Poems page.  I am also working on a new windows program, check out the computer page for more information.

Update 12-21-11

I have been working on some new songs, they have been uploaded to  acidplanet.com.  My username is Allen Howard. I just uploaded For the People.  Check under the music page for more information.

I have posted a new story to figment, Please Come Home.  Please look for more information on the Books, stories, poems page. Please register for this website on the left-hand side of this page.  If you do, you can download Space Perils for free under the special previews. Starting on Christmas Day, for a limited time, you will be able to download Around the Moon from the same page.

Update 12-18-11

I have been working on some new songs, they have been uploaded to  acidplanet.com.  My username is Allen Howard. I just uploaded For the People.  Check under the music page for more information.

I have been writing a story and a screenplay for a writing group that i belong to, the story part will be posted on figment, Monday December 19th.  Please look for more information on the Books, stories, poems page. Please register for this website on the left-hand side of this page.  If you do, you can download Space Perils for free under the special previews. Starting on Christmas Day, for a limited time, you will be able to download Around the Moon from the same page.

Update 12-11-11

I have been working on some new songs, they have been uploaded to  acidplanet.com.  My username is Allen Howard. I just uploaded For the People.  Check under the music page for more information.

I  will be writing a short story over the next couple of weeks for a writing group that i belong to, it will be posted on figment, Monday December 19th.  Please look for more information on the Books, stories, poems page. Please register for my website.  If you do, you can download Space Perils for free under the special previews. Starting Tuesday, for a limited time, you will be able to download Around the Moon from the same page.

Update 12-7-11

I have been working on some new songs, they have been uploaded to  acidplanet.com.  My username is Allen Howard.

I have been will be writing a short story over the next couple of weeks for a writing group that i belong to, it will be posted on figment, Monday December 19th.  Please look for more information on the Books, stories, poems page. Please register for my website.  If you do, you can download Space Perils for free under the special previews. 

NaNoWriMo 2011

I have reached my word count goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have officially won!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, i have been selected as a featured NaNo-Fig on figment. HERE IS THE LINK http://blog.figment.com/2011/11/24/featured-fig-al-howard/

 

I have decided to do National Novel Writing Month this year.  My goal is 15,000 words.  NaNoWriMo is going on now.

 

Check out the book here:

http://figment.com/books/163020-Around-the-Moon 

or here

http://www.inkpop.com/fiction/science-fiction-books/around-moon

 

My word Count:

18,130

My  Word Count Goal:

 15,000

Update 12-3-11

I Just posted a new ~Just a thought~ poem to figment, check on the books, stories, poems, page for more information.  I will also be writing a short story over the next couple of weeks for a writing group that i belong to, it will be posted on figment, Monday December 19th.  Please look for more information on the Books, stories, poems page. Please register for my website.  If you do, you can download Space Perils for free under the special previews.

Update 11-28-11

I have redesigned the site a little bit.  First of all, the music from books, stories, poems, music page has been moved to a page by itself.  Also, the picture viewer page has been combined into the computer page.  I have also added a news archive so the updates will be posted there after leaving the main page.  Please register for my website.  If you do, you can download Space Perils for free under the special previews.

Update 11-27-11

I posted a new poems to figment called Still Waiting, check out the books, stories, poems, music page for more information.  I will be writing another poem soon.  Keep an eye on the calendar to see when. If you are a member, you can download Space Perils under the previews and download previews under the members tab.

Finally,

After many contests, I have finally made it into the finals. Unfortunately,I lost there, but the story is on figment, check out My Brother and His Wife.

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Updates

I am currently working on AFCIS: Welcome to the Hunt. Please take some time to look it over at http://figment.com/books/115624-AFCIS-Welcome-to-the-Hunt

Added a computer section

I added a section for computers on here.