Around the Web: Markdown, Hybrid Authors, WordPress and More

Markdown

Here’s some useful stuff I’ve found on the Web…

* (Mac) MultiMarkdown Composer 2 is a powerful, flexible Markdown-based text editor

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.

* Author as Entrepreneur: the new model for success

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.

* The Rules of Writing

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.

* 5 ways to work smarter on your smartphone

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.

* 20 WordPress SEO Tips for 2013

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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There’s great money in Web writing. Some Web writers are making $20,000 a month by blogging for a stable of sites. Others are writing articles or ebooks.

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Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.

About Angela Booth

Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.