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Entries for March, 2008

EverNote Invites Available

I have 10 invites to the private beta for anyone who was intrigued by my mention of Evernote in my Lifehack piece, The Ultimate Writing Productivity Resource. The desktop program will work just fine without being in the beta-testing program  —  you’ll be able to “clip” webpages and text from other apps and save them to your […]

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Link: The Ultimate Writing Productivity Resource

photo credit: *L*u*z*a* In honor of the launch of The Writer’s Technology Companion, I put together a huge collection of resources for writers at today. Topics covered include: 10 Free Apps Every Writer Should Consider 10 Online Apps and Services Every Writer Should Check Out 10 Sites Every Writer Should Bookmark (Besides Lifehack) 30 Lifehack […]

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Why Writers Need a Website

No matter what you write and for what audience, if you’re a writer, you need to be on the Web. A website offers an opportunity to put your writing in front of editors, publishers, other writers, and an audience, with a small amount of effort and even less money. It will save you time writing […]

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Welcome to the Writer’s Technology Companion

UPDATE: This post was not meant to have been published; it was a draft I wrote before I knew what day I’d launch the site. Since it’s up, I’ll leave it up, but technically, the site launched two days ago, and there are already a couple of posts up that pre-date this one. Sorry for […]

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Links: Using Social Media and How to Be Free (as in “Lance”)

A couple of posts caught my attention this week and I thought they might be helpful to the kind of person that reads The Writer’s Technology Companion. First, my friend and social media maven Muhammad Saleem kicks off a 10-post series at FreelanceSwitch on Social Media and Simplicity aimed at helping freelancers figure out how […]

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The Skinny on Content Directories

If you’re a writer, chances are you want to get published, and you’d probably also like to get paid. For beginning writers, both can seem especially daunting, since it’s hard to get published without clips (samples of your published work), and it’s hard to get clips without getting published. Ah, sweet Catch-22, how you taunt us! […]

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The Writer’s Technology Companion is Live!

The Writer’s Technology Companion is now live. After several months of setting up (and finishing other projects), I’m ready to say “Hello” to the writing world. The first “real” posts will start going up on Monday (though I might post a little something here over the weekend if I get in the mood…). Stay tuned for: reviews of […]

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Special Bonus Tip: Free Audiobooks at, This Thursday Only

The Writer’s Technology Companion is almost here! My goal is to launch it next week. I appreciate the patience of everyone who has subscribed to either the email update list or the RSS feed. By way of thanks, I offer this little tidbit of news. This Thursday (March 27), from 11 am EST to 11am EST […]

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