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15 Online Sites and Tools for Productive Writers

Image via Wikipedia This is a guest post from education writer Karen Schweitzer. Karen is the About.com Guide to Business School. She also writes about online school for OnlineSchool.net. Enjoy! The most productive writers know how to use the web and other tools to meet deadlines and achieve writing goals. If you are looking for […]

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15 Online Sites and Tools for Productive Writers

Image via Wikipedia This is a guest post from education writer Karen Schweitzer. Karen is the About.com Guide to Business School. She also writes about online school for OnlineSchool.net. Enjoy! The most productive writers know how to use the web and other tools to meet deadlines and achieve writing goals. If you are looking for […]

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Moving to Linux: Working with the Netbook, Part 2

Firstly, to the many pairs of people who have been following this series, my sincerest apologies for the delay. Life has once again, rather successfully, gotten in the way of doing what I enjoy. But now that things have settled down again, I want to resume this series. One year with the Netbook (Almost) As […]

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20 Hi-Tech Tools and Resources for Writers

Image by rita banerji via Flickr This is a guest post from education writer Karen Schweitzer. Karen is the About.com Guide to Business School. She also writes for OnlineCollege.org. Technology has made it much easier for writers to research, create, and publish poems, plays, novels, essays, and short stories. The web is full of free […]

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All Aboard… The WriteChain!

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Jamie Grove of the excellent writing blog How Not to Write has created something special for iPhone or iPod Touch owners who write: WriteChain. More than just a word-count tracker, WriteChain is built around the principle of the chain, encouraging you to write every day to avoid “breaking the chain”. […]

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6 Great Apps for Your iPhone

Image via CrunchBase Today I bring you a guest post from Gavin Nachbar. Gavin is a freelance writer who cannot be found anywhere in the world without his iPhone. As a writer, he has written for a couple of magazines including Hyphen Magazine and The Escapist Magazine. Gavin doesn’t have a site of his own […]

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Character Keeper: Free Note-taking Software for Writers

The writers at the group blog Magical Words have developed an interesting little piece of software called Character Keeper, an AIR-based program intended to keep track of character profiles and other snippets of information related to your book. Becuase it’s AIR, Adobe’s stand-alone Flash platform, it will run on any computer that can run current […]

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Convert PDF Documents to Word or Rich Text Format

Image via Wikipedia Saving documents as PDFs has become trivially easy. A huge number of PDF creator apps have emerged, most of them free, and almost all of them quite simple to use. Programs like Word 2007 and OpenOffice.org have “save as PDF” built in (you need an add-on from Microsoft to do this in […]

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Tools of Inspiration

Image by misfitgirl via Flickr We writers have many tools. We have our words, the nouns and verbs and adjectives and even the woefully despised adverbs, poor dears. We have our talent, our rare gift for putting the right words in the right order to make our readers weep, laugh, thrill, buy  —  or just turn the page. […]

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Tag Your Writing Tweets with #Writing and #Editing

Image via CrunchBase Taken as a whole, Twitter can seem like one gigantic mass of everyday tedium (“Eating cheese again, yum!”), TMI (“I’m having sex. Right. Now!), and occasionally useful snippets of information (“THere was just a giant earthquake in China!”). But just as bloggers have taken to tagging their posts to make work on […]

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