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Entries for November, 2008

NaNoWriMo Interview: Betty Punkert

Betty Punkert is the Municipal Liaison for NaNoWriMo in Winnipeg, Canada, and has won the NaNoWriMo challenge 5 times before this year (and looks set to get her sixth win this year). Although she hasn’t published any fiction yet, she sees NaNoWriMo as an opportunity to incubate ideas, and feels ready to start pulling some […]

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Get the Most Out of Your XP-Based Netbook (UPDATED)

Image by lingolook via Flickr Inspired by Aaron Peter’s posts about the MSI Wind (here and here), I finally gave in and bought a netbook of my own. After much consideration, I decided on the Acer Aspire One, a unit roughly the same physical dimensions and with the same specifications as the MSI Wind but […]

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NaNoWriMo Interview: Amanda Kendle

Amanda Kendle is an Australian travel writer who dreams of becoming a published fiction writer. Perhaps that’s why she called her blog and exercise in creative procrastination Becoming a Fiction Writer  –  but then, who ever knows about such things. When she’s not writing travel articles and posts for publication or teaching English to foreigners or writing […]

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NaNoWriMo Interview: Whitney Rhodes

Whitney Rhodes is the Asst. New Media Editor of the Courier-Post by day, and shares her thoughts on the latest news in the journalism world at the blog MoJo DoJo. She is also a five-time NaNoWriMo winner, and can be found on the  NaNoWriMo forums as “Darksetyuna”. Why do you do NaNoWriMo? What benefits have […]

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Moving to Linux: Working with the Netbook

During my last post, I listed some of the virtues of the netbook. But due to the (comparatively) underpowered and compact hardware, it is almost a certainty that the netbook won’t be your only computer. As I’ve developed a set-up for using the Wind alongside (or, literally, in front of) my desktop, I thought I’d […]

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NaNoWriMo Interview: Jon Strother

Jon Strother (“jstro” on NaNoWriMo’s site) is a government employee who writes across several genres  –  science fiction, fantasy, romance, as well as non-fiction science papers and technical writing. He has participated in NaNoWriMo once, successfully completing his 50,000 words. To date, he remains unpublished, aside from some technical papers and his manual for the Wings 3D […]

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NaNoWriMo Interview: Carolyn Dekat

Carolyn Dekat is a four-time NaNoWriMo winner who has published numerous articles both online and off. She is an active member of the Skateboard online writer’s group, where she works with her online friends and fellow writers to collectively improve their writing, which has helped her win several local writing contests. Now, she says, she’s […]

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Moving to Linux: The Netbook is Your New Best Friend

As I dig a little deeper into Scribus, I’d like to take a detour to introduce all the writers on this site to your new best friend: the netbook. As many (if not most) of you know right now, there is a new class of portable computer bumrushing the technology sector. These so-called “netbooks” occupy […]

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How to Pull Yourself Over the Hump

Image by slack12 via Flickr There comes a time in nearly every big writing project when you just can’t seem to move forward. Maybe you’ve written yourself into a corner and aren’t sure how to get out of it, maybe the end just seems too far away to be reachable, or maybe you burned through […]

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NaNoWriMo Interview: Sonja Faust

Sonja Faust is a romance writer living in North Carolina. This year she’ll do NaNoWriMo for the fifth time, after completing the challenge successfully twice. She’s published two short stories, “Love in Shadow” and “Cat in the Mist” with WildRosePress and is currently enjoying publisher interest in her first novel, completed during NaNoWriMo last year. Sonja […]

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