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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 Guide to Business School. She also writes about online school for 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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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 Guide to Business School. She also writes for 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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Take Charge of Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments with Outright

Image by ClawzCTR via Flickr One of the things I’ve had the hardest time figuring out since my freelance writing began producing a significant income was how to manage my estimated quarterly tax payments. For the time being, I’ve been over-paying my taxes at my day job and hoping that it was enough to cover […]

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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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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 have “save as PDF” built in (you need an add-on from Microsoft to do this in […]

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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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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 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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Making the Most of Your RSS Link

This is another guest post by Stephanie Stiavetti from Wasabimon. Stephanie agreed to write a couple of posts for the site while I’m busy unpacking after my move and getting ready for NaNoWriMo. Please welcome her to the site, and do yourself a favor by visiting her site too! The whole point of a blog is […]

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