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Entries for January, 2009

Innovative Collaboration/Comparison with TextFlow

Image via CrunchBase Whenever you work with other people on a document, whether they’re co-writers contributing changes and comments, editors recommending revisions, or even yourself adding and cutting a work for reprint or re-pitching, you run into the problem of how to compare the documents in a useful, productive way. Word’s “Track Changes” is good […]

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Do You Tweet?

Image via CrunchBase Twitter is one of the most significant social media platforms to emerge in the last couple of years. If you’re not familiar with Twitter, have a look at this post where I explain the general concept, then head over to Twitter.com and sign up for a free account. I’m always interested in […]

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Keep Track of Deadlines with Deadline

I’m on a quest for the perfect deadline reminder application.What I want is a simple online app that I can enter the due dates of my various writing assignments and projects into, and that will send me an email listing the upcoming deadlines. I already keep to-do list items and project planning stuff in other […]

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Writing on Your iPhone: One Novelist’s Story

Image via Wikipedia While researching an article about iPhones, I was contacted by Cheryl Kaye Tardif, best-selling author of numerous novels such as Whale Song. Tardif has embarked on a new project: writing a complete novel on her iPhone  –  the first major mainstream author to do so. I kind of stumbled onto this by accident. One night […]

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Welcome to 2009!

Image by ilmungo via Flickr One of the profound ironies about writing a site about being a productive, efficient writer is that the better I am at what I write about, the less time I have to write about it. The last couple of months I’ve been getting more work than ever, even while I […]

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