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from Seth's Blog: Talker's block

Michael Schechter (@mschechter) pointed out another great article about writing shared by the always-great Seth Godin titled Talker’s Block. Here’s an excerpt to round out my hat trick of sharing writing about writing. Seth’s Blog: Talker’s block: Writer’s block isn’t hard to cure. Just write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can […]

Writing In The Margins

Another great meta-post about writing in the same vein as my recent find from Andy Ihnatko. This excerpt is by Michael Schechter: Writing In The Margins: So often we think of writing as this pristine thing. Something precious, something that requires a special place and a special time. This is crap. Writing is getting words […]

You are what you read

Some blogs are comprised of audio, photos, or videos, but most of them are still brewed the old-fashioned way, by stringing together a bunch of (hopefully) related words and publishing them to the Internet for everyone to read and discuss. Rinse. Repeat. Rinse again. Seriously, go wash up. People are beginning to talk. My first […]

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS WRITERS’ BLOCK

Ithnatko is so good. Writers, read this article. Here’s a piece of it for you. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS WRITERS’ BLOCK. – Andy Ihnatko’s Celestial Waste of Bandwidth (BETA): As a writer, you are never “blocked.” Here, let me say it again, with more markup tags: ***As a writer, you are never “blocked.”*** […]

So, BBEdit happened

BBEdit is a Mac text editor. It’s the Mac text editor. If you aren’t a nerd, this probably means nothing to you. For those of you with a firm footing in the nerd camp this is terrific news, but it brings some challenges. I learned about the BBEdit 10 release from John Siracusa on Twitter: […]

Taking a deep breath

My family and some friends recently spent our week of spring break in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Julie and I led a group six kids to a cabin in the mountains. Jordan, Meg, and Kat each invited a friend with parents crazy enough to let us bring one of their kids. All told, there were […]

Why Quickcursor?

I recently wrote about how I use QuickCursor to switch between Scrivener and TextMate, which left at least one reader wondering, “Why?” “I’d like to know why you sometimes feel it’s necessary to jump from Scrivener to TextMate…via QuickCursor.” –@drdrang Scrivener is perfect for organizing writing projects and providing a focused writing environment, yet it […]