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Happy 2010!

Image via Wikipedia Hope the new year is treating everyone well! As you may have noticed, I’ve been posting very sporadically over the last year. It’s entirely possible, though I haven’t counted, that I had more guest posts in 2009 than posts by me! The good news is, nothing bad happened to me. 2009 was perhaps […]

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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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Congratulations NaNoWriMo Participants

Image via Wikipedia Congratulations to everyone who participated in National Novel Writing Month! With the end of November, you are either looking with glee at a 50000-word (or more) manuscript or sadly facing the fact that you just couldn’t make it to 50000. Either way, you accomplished something meaningful  —  either you finished (or at least made a […]

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iMindMap Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Mike, who was randomly selected as the winner of the iMindMap giveaway. Mike will receive a copy of iMindMap Ultimate, a $295 value, which offers all sorts of creativity and organizational tools. To see all the entries in the contest –entrants were asked to describe where they got their ideas from, and there […]

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The Writer’s Technology Companion Celebrates NaNoWriMo!

It’s November, and that means National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short and harder to type), that wonderful time of year when writers and would-be writers throw off the bounds of sanity and commit themselves to writing a full-fledged novel in a month. And it’s not even one of the long, 31-day months! I don’t […]

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Contest Reminder: Deadline 10/31

Don’t forget there are still a couple of days left to enter the contest to win a free copy of iMindMap Ultimate (a $295 value). For more information about the prize and instructions on how to enter, see the contest post. The deadline is the end of the day (Midnight PST) on Friday, October 31.

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Welcome Guest Host Aaron Peters

Joining Stephanie Siavetti as my guest while I straighten out my move and get the site prepared for NaNoWriMo (I’ve got about 10 or so interviews with former NaNoWriMo participants to post already, and more coming!) is Aaron Peters. Aaron is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction and a free-software enthusiast. He has worked […]

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Headed to BlogWorld Expo!

This weekend is BlogWorld Expo here in Las Vegas. Last year I had a great time, although the registration system they used last year was complex and the staff made some errors and I ended up getting shut out of some sessions I wanted to attend (they changed the system this year  –  there’s no more registering […]

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I’m On a Short Holiday

Yesterday was Labor Day. Today is my birthday. Last week, the semester started at the university where i work. I have a big deadline coming up. And we’re buying a new house. So I’m swamped. But not for long, I hope  —  I’m hoping to be back soon with more tips, tricks, and advice. In the meantime, if […]

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Who Are You?

When I launched this site in late March, I had a few ideas about who I thought would be interested in the kind of material I post here. But to be honest, the site’s readership ahs grown a lot faster than I’d expected  —  we touched 600 RSS/Email subscribers yesterday, and a couple hundred people also visit […]

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