Here’s some useful stuff I’ve found on the Web…
I’m a big fan of Markdown for easier Web writing. Markdown is basically plain text, with minimal markup, which converts to HTML, PDF, and RTF with a click. I’m always looking for the perfect Markdown app; it’s like looking for the perfect handbag – it probably doesn’t exist. 🙂
I’ve been using MultiMarkdown Composer for a while; the new version 2 is brilliant.
Windows user? Markdown Pad looks useful; and it’s free. Try it, you’ll find all your Web writing much easier.
This article discusses “hybrid” authors, and makes a good argument for writers regarding themselves as entrepreneurs. I completely agree. These days, if you opt for traditional publishing, it’s like buying a ticket on the Titanic.
There is a saying: “Writing comes from writing.” What does this mean, exactly? If you want to write brilliantly, you should make it a habit to read. Don’t watch television, unless your goal is to write the script for the next episode of CSI.
Great advice; read the article.
A short video which will help you to get more out of your smartphone.
The “use your camera” tip is excellent. I tend to make notes on sticky notepads, on index cards, and even in the margins of books. I snap the notes with my phone’s camera, and they’re instantly filed in Evernote.
Good tips. Regarding spam, here’s the best tip I’ve found for comment spam – install a Captcha plugin. There are several available. Do a search from your Dashboard. You’ll cut your spam down to almost zero.
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