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NaNo Cometh…and the Blog Sleepeth

No, I don’t have a lisp. Silly people! As I write this on Saturday morning, I’m about forty-eight hours away from embarking on a month-long voyage of discovery—about me, as a serious writer. That’s right, National Novel Writing Month is upon us, and I’ll be taking part. (But if you’re even a semi-regular reader, you…

Making Headway

I know most of you are reading this through a feed reader, and most of you doing so, are using Google Reader. However, take a moment to click over to the new (and, I think, improved) Kestrel’s Aerie. As I mentioned in an addendum to my previous post, I switched from Thesis to Headway as…

So Long, Thesis; Hello, …. What?

After reading this post from last week, I finalized my decision to abandon the premium WordPress theme I’ve been using. Yes, that’s money down the drain; however, I won’t sacrifice my principles for a few dollars. Over the past several days, I became convinced, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Thesis incorporates nontrivial code from WordPress….

Weekly Wrap-Up Moving to Monday

Just a note for the half-dozen of you who may actually read my blog on Friday/over the weekend… *grin* Just kidding; I’m sure there are a least 10 of you! I decided to move my regular Friday feature to Monday. There are a couple reasons for this. First, as I alluded to in the opening,…

How to Redirect Blogger to Your WordPress Blog and Update Your Blogger Identity

If you’re like me, you get frustrated with Google’s Blogspot platform when it comes time to comment, if your blog is not hosted by Google. This is especially true if you used to be hosted at Blogspot. We generally are offered several identity choices, including, finally, the “Name/URL” option. And each time we comment, we…

Best of the Aerie 2009

Yes, I know I just posted a 2009 retrospective, but it really wasn’t as meaty as I wanted it to be. So following the lead of my wonderful friend Tami, I want to present to you what I consider the best article I gave you from each month of 2009. Audio in WoW: How I…

Where did the year go? A retrospective look at 2009

As I write this, I’m sitting at the breakfast bar in in our vaction house on Kaua’i, at about 9:30 in the morning on December 29. It struck me that there are but three days left in what so many are (incorrectly) labeling the last year of the first decade of the new millenium.1 I’m…

Coming Soon to An Aerie Near You!

Get ready for meatier articles later this week: Today, I visit the Saucy Wenches Podcast, where we’ll discuss, for you NaNoWriMo folks, "What next?" I’ll talk about setting up your manuscript to be edited, and how not to be overwhelmed by the seeming enormity of the task before you. Once I’ve recorded that podcast, I’ll…

A Quick Reflection on NaNoWriMo

November is not quite over, but neither is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). However, a couple friends of mine, Krizzlybear and Iris Harper, have hit 50,000 words composed in November, emblematic of "winning" NaNo. I’ve "known" Krizz for some time now, through our blogging relationship born out of World of Warcraft (you may recognize Kriz …

Kestrel’s Aerie: Now With Audio!

If you take a peek at the preceding article, you’ll notice there is now an embedded audio player. It contains a recording of the article, in case you want to multitask while reading listening. I got the idea for embedding audio from a suggestion I made to Tami to record her latest post, because it…

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