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MetaMusic for private use?

I'm looking for some sort of web template / upload script that would act sort of like MetaMusic but on a private scale. [more inside]
posted by Mali on Aug 28, 2007 - 2 answers

Writing in textarea feels like juggling in a suit of armor.

The sluggishness of the textarea in Firefox is killing me. Have you gotten Mozex or "It's all Text" to work with OS x? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Aug 23, 2007 - 2 answers

Hunka hunka burnin' lungs

Help me get bronchitis! (yes, you read that right.) [more inside]
posted by angry.polymath on Aug 17, 2007 - 34 answers

How do I contact celebrities for interviews?

Where do I find the contact information for the press people/managers of celebrities (actors and the like) to interview them? [more inside]
posted by PandemicSoul on Aug 15, 2007 - 7 answers

Are there any good magazines left?

Are there any good magazines left worth reading? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Aug 14, 2007 - 51 answers

How can I improve the writing ability of the people I work with?

How can I improve the writing ability of the people I work with? [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass on Aug 9, 2007 - 33 answers

Suggest some similar similes!

Help me come up with an evocative simile that conveys a profound but unemotional appreciation of a thing. My existing, imperfect prose is inside for your delectation. [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl on Aug 4, 2007 - 22 answers

First Hand Accounts of Schizophrenia

Help me create an interesting and realistic character with schizophrenia for my novel. Ideally, there would be a "Vaults of Erowid" type site out there where people have documented their 1st hand experiences with mental illnesses, but no such site seems to exist. [more inside]
posted by ekstasis23 on Aug 2, 2007 - 26 answers

where can i talk to a few thieves?

i'm writing a book and in it are a series of thefts from expensive homes and galleries; thefts of items, money, etc. where can i research realistic (as in, not ocean's twelve laser dancing) schemes that people have used to pull off extremely large heists? [more inside]
posted by dflemingdotorg on Jul 31, 2007 - 20 answers

How can I become a funny writer?

How can I become a funny writer? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jul 31, 2007 - 15 answers

I need some tips for writing fiction that's appealing.

I need some tips for writing fiction that's appealing. [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Jul 27, 2007 - 33 answers

Is it possible to make money anymore writing pornographic stories?

Is it possible to make money anymore writing erotic or fetish stories? Or has the rise of the internet — the amount of video available, the number of stories being written for free — killed that business off? If it is possible, how would one go about doing it?
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2007 - 9 answers

getinterviews.com resume writing

Has anyone used getinterviews.com for resume writing or any similar services? Basically, my sister is looking at using them, the position she is interested in would be reporting to the CIO.
posted by tallpaul on Jul 24, 2007 - 1 answer

Are writing workshops worth the money?

Does anyone have experience with taking an online writing workshop? I am trying to make the decision of whether or not this class is right for me before I drop cash money on it. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jul 23, 2007 - 5 answers

MovieFilter: Syndicated review service

Is there a site/service that I can buy (well written) movie reviews from? [more inside]
posted by ReiToei on Jul 22, 2007 - 6 answers

I need a patron so I can quit making lattes

PatronFilter: I'm tired of working for Starbucks. I want to write full time. Help me construct a letter to the opulent to remind them of yesteryear when the arts were supported by benefactors. Help me convince the rich that paying for me to live comfortably will serve humanity. [more inside]
posted by Galen on Jul 20, 2007 - 35 answers

What kind of unsolicited publishing query is this?

Unsolicited query from a German publisher who wants to publish my (kinda crappy) Master's thesis? What the...? [more inside]
posted by generichuman on Jul 17, 2007 - 12 answers

ESL Writing: What are the best ways to improve my ESL Writing?

ESL Writing: What are the best ways to improve my ESL Writing? [more inside]
posted by clsubmit on Jul 16, 2007 - 19 answers

riverraftcouriergangstabidnessornot

Besides being a secret gangster river-raft courier, what effects random hilarious, interesting, intimate (in a goetting-to-know-someone, not sexual way) e-mails and then dropping off the face of the earth... only to re-appear suddenly with ferver 1-2 months later? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2007 - 22 answers

Just give it to me straight.

How do you, as a writer, invite and embrace constructive criticism? [more inside]
posted by TryTheTilapia on Jul 12, 2007 - 19 answers

creative writing exercises

Give me some exercises for creative writing. [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Jul 9, 2007 - 21 answers

The Press of the Great Northwest

I'm trying to draw up a list of publishers in Western Washington State. Google and the Yellowpages have done all they can. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jul 7, 2007 - 4 answers

What sites might you visit, books might you read, etc., to research writing a western?

What sites might you visit, books might you read, etc., to research writing a western? [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jul 3, 2007 - 21 answers

Help me find images with some mystery.

Please help me find some good mysterious images for students to write to. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Jun 28, 2007 - 23 answers

OK, I'm a freelance writer. Now what?

How can I parlay the sudden improvement of my freelance writing resume into career advancement? [more inside]
posted by hifiparasol on Jun 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Good nonfiction books about Seattle?

Recommendations for well-written narrative nonfiction books about Seattle? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jun 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Fiber Pentel replacement?

Pentel no longer makes the porous-tip pen that my boss loves--the Fiber Pentel. They've discontinued the Tradio, too. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Jun 18, 2007 - 5 answers

Mutant hybrid office supplies

Flat pencil or pen that can be used as a bookmark- does such a thing exist successfully? [more inside]
posted by doift on Jun 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Aging journalism student worries about debt, future

I'm a 25 year old journalism major riddled with major debt who has two years of school to go. How should I go about handling my debt situation and finishing school with the ultimate goal of becoming a successful print journalist? Furthermore, am I a fool to enter this field considering my rather unpleasant financial picture? Life advice, please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2007 - 23 answers

Fiction writers who don't read fiction

Do you know of any fiction writers who don't read fiction, or does such a beast even exist? [more inside]
posted by (bb|[^b]{2}) on Jun 8, 2007 - 29 answers

how to become a nonsucky copywriter

When adding items to my online shop, how can I learn to write awesome product descriptions? How can I stop being the most boring copywriter ever? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Jun 8, 2007 - 12 answers

Wiki backend and Wordpress frontend?

I'm trying to set up a collaborative community for writers where we could edit, revise and comment on each other's writing behind the scenes and "publish" finished pieces to a blog-like front page. [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt on Jun 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Yeah, I'd get free cookies and cakes, but is that enough?

How do I negotiate (tomorrow!) a decent salary for working part-time as a creative services manager for a successful bakery where the company wants to leverage the coolness factor of the environment and I want to leverage my years of varied experience? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on May 30, 2007 - 12 answers

Bloggers for hire?

I'd like to hire one, or maybe two, bloggers to keep my subject-specific weblog updated while I go on vacation (two weeks only). Is there a website that hooks up bloggers with potential clients for this purpose?
posted by afx237vi on May 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Who thinks perfect breasts are shaped like cocktail glasses?

Writer who said, "Perfect breasts should be shaped like wine glasses" (or something to that effect)? [more inside]
posted by Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson on May 27, 2007 - 17 answers

Report please.

Bookfilter. I'm looking for recommendations on great nonfiction writing by reporters. [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on May 27, 2007 - 48 answers

What is Equitable in a Book Deal?

I've been asked to co-author a nonfiction book with a woman who is an expert in her field, but not a writer. I have some questions about contracts and rights to the material. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2007 - 6 answers

How to plan a daily schedule for a dissertation?

I need a daily work schedule to get me through a PhD. I am really bad at managing large amounts of unstructured time. I'm trying to draw up a daily schedule which factors in all the different things I need to do - writing, reading, library, sorting out notes etc. It should be easy, but I'm struggling - any tips, examples?
posted by janecr on May 21, 2007 - 23 answers

dysgraphia

help me shake my writer's block! [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on May 20, 2007 - 17 answers

What further education do I need to be taken seriously as I re-enter the workforce?

I've been out of work for a number of years, by choice, staying at home to raise my kids. I have a Bachelor's in Education with a minor in English from back in 19mumblemumbleyear, and even if it were up-to-date, my life has taken a different turn, and I don't feel that teaching is for me any more. With this kind of background, if I don't teach, I am pretty much, as one of my English teachers once put it, an "educated un-employable." What further education do I need to be taken seriously as I re-enter the workforce? [more inside]
posted by misha on May 19, 2007 - 7 answers

For academic types...

I don't believe that authenticity exists in any form. What scholars/philosophers/social critics have argued similiarly? Jameson? Derrida? Deleuze? [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on May 17, 2007 - 29 answers

Grad school recommendations: whom to ask?

If I've been out of college for twelve years, from whom do I get recommendations for graduate school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2007 - 11 answers

I keep writing but I don't get to the end.

I'm going back to school and I haven't written essays in about...oh...five years. I can brainstorm like crazy, but I can't seem to structure it properly. As my girlfriend puts it: my essays are just black holes that suck up my time, and I get no where. [more inside]
posted by Brainy on May 14, 2007 - 32 answers

Can I make my former newspaper take my content offline?

So I got fired today for nonsensical reasons. I worked at a small newsweekly, where I was a designer, but also for whom I did quite a lot of writing. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on May 10, 2007 - 29 answers

What Country?

Can anyone identify this South American(?) writing? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on May 8, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me keep track of the time I spend writing

Is there a Mac application that can help me keep track of hours, dates, and time I spend writing? [more inside]
posted by agent99 on May 2, 2007 - 13 answers

Short Story Feedback?

I've written a short story that experiments with genres and social groups in a unique way. I'd like some feedback before showing this to an English professor and potentially embarrassing myself. Where can I get some feedback online? Preferably in the next couple of hours . [more inside]
posted by jne1813 on May 2, 2007 - 5 answers

Looking for tools to help me get out of the endless reading trap

Can anyone recommend some good research/study/outlining software that assists your writing? Either freeware or paid. Basically I mean software that alows you to collate ideas and notes as you read, as well as lets you do outlining - all this in preparation for writing a report or paper or essay. [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Apr 25, 2007 - 11 answers

Plaintext and Excel

MS Excel: I need to place quotation marks around the numbers in a column. Is there a better way to do this than I am currently trying or is there a plaintext spreadsheet editor that would be a better solution? [more inside]
posted by imposster on Apr 25, 2007 - 10 answers

I hate lines in notebooks!

I hate lines in notebooks! Where can I find unruled Composition Books? [more inside]
posted by ThePants on Apr 18, 2007 - 7 answers

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