Category Archives: Technology

BASIC SKILL SET OF THE 21ST CENTURY WRITER

In case you’re queuing up late for the buffet line, this month we’re focusing on speed! In my post titled, “The Speed of Story,” back on February 8th, I proffered the hypothesis that there are four areas an idea needs … Continue reading

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BLOG OVERHAUL, DAY 7: AND NOW WE REST (AND WATCH EPISODES OF “LOST”)

So now we come to the end of the Blog Overhaul, and I must admit, pink am I tickled.  I originally decided to write about overhauling my blog as a way to share the process with other Gonnabe Writers who … Continue reading

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BOOKLIFE: STRATEGIES AND SURVIVAL TIPS FOR THE 21ST-CENTURY WRITER

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I feel it would be terribly neglectful and missing a huge opportunity to share an excellent resource with lots of you writing folks out there if I didn’t mention this book now…before WordPress takes away the “Freshly Pressed” magic.  😉 … Continue reading

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BLOG OVERHAUL, DAY 5: MY WELCOME MAT

Today has been productive.  I got eight hours of sleep last night, and Mom’s got the little one for a couple of hours.  So here I am at Starbucks, bopping to Beats Antique and Lady Gaga — I know, odd … Continue reading

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THE SUNDAY SHORT STORY REPORT

Fat Cat is home for the long holiday weekend, so this week’s list is a little light.  Since he is leaving to return back to work tomorrow, I’m going to keep this short and sweet. This week I cased Lightspeed … Continue reading

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BLOG OVERHAUL, DAY 2: THE “ABOUT ME” PAGE — TODAY WE KILLS IT

So I discovered the Writing Show the other day, and I downloaded Andy Hayes’ excellent presentation, “Presenting Yourself on the Web.” One of the first things he says to ask yourself about your web site is whether it’s clear at … Continue reading

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BLOG OVERHAUL, DAY 1: LAYOUT

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All righty.  So first on today’s agenda was to select and install a new layout for the blog — or theme, as WordPress calls it.  So I moseyed on down to WordPress’s Theme Showcase to order up a new theme. … Continue reading

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THE PLAN, PART 4: OH, GOD, NOT THE PLATFORM

I used to be hip to the groove on anything having to do with computers.  You’re looking at one of the earlier members of CompuServe.  (Everyone’s looking around, going, “What’s CompuServe?”) I spent a lot of time in my early … Continue reading

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PRACTICAL MATTERS: DON’T LET GOOD IDEAS GET AWAY

We’ve all been there, right?  A good idea shows up unexpectedly, and you’re caught without a way to capture it.  You’re driving or grocery shopping.  No worries, you think.  It’s such a good idea, you’ll remember it.  As soon as … Continue reading

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NOW I REMEMBER…

…why I switched to from Microsoft Word to OpenOffice.* I had a compatibility issue with a critique I received from a friend who uses Word.  It had all kinds of great annotations and highlights, but I wasn’t able to view … Continue reading

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