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elwyn
I am a semi-retired academic with PhD exploring the web, six grandchildren, and three adult children.
Interests: christianity, ideas, reading, blogging, world events, wikipedia, online research, ubuntu, usa politics, eeepc, and anything else that catches my attention., writing novels and other story forms
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Mar 15, 2010
Perhaps the most comprehensive archive of my personal writing is found in the Google Docs Application cloud. My first document written there in 14 November 2005 is still there. In fact that was a document written when Google Apps was known as "Writerly.com". The very first document was a test of Writerly where I used just about every feature available to just see what it really could do. Now, apart from writing found on my blogs I tend to use Google Apps for just about everything I can use it. Storage in the Google cloud is very much more reliable... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2009 at Infotraack Pty Ltd
Here at Infotraack I am currently working on a really interesting site: B2BNetworking.com.au. What I am doing is working with developers to create a new site for this very interesting organisation. I am the writer for the text while the developers are doing there thing in providiing me with the right tools to shape the text. B2BNetworking is the brainchild of Chris Pet and together with others is forming a networking organisation with a difference. The cornerstone of the organisation are the free business breakfasts where a lot of networking is done. However, to limit the effect of B2BNetworking to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2009 at Infotraack Pty Ltd
Aidenwerder: @zoeslowden Like to go out for dinner tomorrow night? Need to talk about something very important. Zoeslowden: @aidenwerder Would I ever. Where are we going? Aidenwerder: @zoeslowden How about Tony Roma's in Sussex Street in the city. My favourite Sydney Restaurant. About 7:00pm? Zoeslowden: @aidenwerder Tony Roma's at 7:00pm done. You sound as though there is something urgent. You don't usually make dates like this. What's up? Aidenwerder: @zoeslowden You're right. Very perceptive of you. There is something very important to talk about. And since I found out it has bothered me. --------------------------- Aidenwerder: @felicitywerder Hey Mum do U... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2009 at A Stolen Life
Ever since I can remember I have loved writing. It started out with scribbling in old exercise books left over from my brother's school cast-offs. Then it progressed to writing in my own exercise books. When handwriting became too tedious, I progressed to using a twenty-year-old typewriter. Then, I can remember, being all excited about taking delivery of a brand new golf-ball electric typewriter. What a difference that made. What expanded my horizons, though, was the advent of the personal computer. It was a Vic-20, then a Commodore 64 and then onto IBM clones. My first major writing task, after... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2009 at Infotraack Pty Ltd
Now 25 and looking forward to marrying his sweetheart Aiden Werder (@Aiden Werder) is on the receiving end of a nasty surprise. Needing a birth certificate as part of the process of getting married Aidan is surprised to find there is no "Aidan Werder" in the records of births in his home country of Australia. After a frank discussion with his parents, Aidan begins to doubt whether he is actually the child of Francis (@franciswerder) and Felicity Werder (@felicitywerder). It's nothing they have said, rather, it is what has not been said that is the problem. This is where we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2009 at A Stolen Life
"A Stolen Life" is the name of my new novel which is being performed online across Twitter, Facebook and by email. There are a few steps you should take to be a part of this novel. First, Read about the novel on this blogsite. The one you should absolutely read is the introduction to the novel on this page: A Stolen Life: Background Teaser Second, To read the conversation as it is happening on Twitter you should use this link: Twitter Events of the Novel The conversation is updated often throughout the day. Alternatively you could follow each of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2009 at Storytelling Art
Let me share with you a background teaser for my new online performance novel (Twovel) "A Stolen Life". This is what you have been waiting for: Now 25 and looking forward to marrying his sweetheart Aiden Werder (@Aiden Werder) is on the receiving end of a nasty surprise. Needing a birth certificate as part of the process of getting married Aidan is surprised to find there is no "Aidan Werder" in the records of births in his home country of Australia. After a frank discussion with his parents, Aidan begins to doubt whether he is actually the child of Francis... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2009 at Storytelling Art
I have named my forthcoming twovel (Twitter Novel). As you can see in the headline it is called "A Stolen Life". And what a job I have set out for myself. It is proving to be all consuming of every minute of the day. This week I have been choosing names for each character in the twovel, and then once I have a name, I open a Gmail account, register a Twitter ID, and put the new person on Facebook. This is a lot of work just in itself. I have started a database of details, like usernames, passwords, accounts... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2009 at Storytelling Art
Over the last few days I have been working on my Twovel (Twitter Novel) or more correctly, I must say, I have been looking at software tools that can be used to plan a novel. It has been a very interesting experience but, I must say, has taught me something about novel writing that I had not before realized. I had this idea that to make a Twitter Novel really successful that I would need to plan it extremely well so that every tweet would count. I started planning out how the novel would progress using one of the tools... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2009 at Storytelling Art
It seems to me that there are a number of different ways a novel can be written on Twitter. First, there is the collaborative novel where one person starts the novel and any number of people add Twitters to the novel to take the story in whatever direction it may collaboratively take. While this sounds an inventive way of creating a story, it could also just end up being a heap of junk and little really to attract readers to follow the story. Next, there is the single-author manner of writing a Twitter novel. This may in fact be little... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2009 at Storytelling Art
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Aug 22, 2009
I have been thinking all day as to how to start out. So here goes. I am vitally interested in storytelling. I have always wanted to write a novel but never really had the time, or for that matter, I have not had the drive to get started. But what got me really going was the idea of creating a novel, or something like it, on Twitter. Being limited to 140 character bursts has caught my imagination. But it is not only the fact of being limited to 140 character bursts that has caught my imagination but also the medium... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2009 at Storytelling Art