Monthly Archives: May 2010

Writing mode and immediate plans

I’m back in pure writing mode. I wrote around 5k words today, on a holiday. 2k were ideas from a notebook typed and redone on the computer. The other 3k were original. And it’s a great feeling. I’m working on … Continue reading

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Use Google alerts to check yourself

If you aren’t familiar with Google Alerts, get on it! As a writer, it’s invaluable to have something like this. In fact, most people already do something similar. In the LA Times, they point out: “It’s a necessary effort to … Continue reading

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Free ebooks with physical book

I saw a post on the Kindle forums asking “Will Amazon offer free to Kindle users, the hardcovers they have purchased?” and the obvious answer is no, since it’s not Amazon’s decision. Books you buy are not just the words … Continue reading

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40000 book downloads, kinda

A while ago, a major torrent site for P2P downloads went legal. Removed all infringing content and only hosts, currently, user-created, original, and usually independent work. That is Mininova.org. They went from being one of the most trafficked sites in … Continue reading

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Give children complicated devices

Does everything need to be simple enough for a child or a grandmother to use? Most things have a place. I’m sure there is a place for simple items. A needed one, that well-serves many. But more recently there is … Continue reading

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