Channel Hotchkiss

I hope all is well. I have been tied up with a real job (started on Jan 13), but settling in nice. Just a heads up that I remain available to assist with new projects when and if you need help. I've been tweaking Scott Saviitt's site and his book is doing fairly well. I'll see him when he comes to give a talk at Yale in a few weeks.

Congratulations!
I do have a few new PubWriter clients, I've been sorting out what exactly they want and a common thread is the Fan Building Framework which I have been refining and starting to role out. Two of the new sites are http://drmichaelbenjamin.com/ and http://devotionals.club/. I will definitely keep you top of mind for any other pubwriter builds (not to worry, nobody else is building pubwriter sites for me yet).

I've changed tack on Winterlinew stories a bit after to talking to more author types. I'm going to write it like a piece of historical fiction rather than a Wikipedia entry. I'm not really starting from scratch because the historical research needed to be done.

Sounds good. I will add you to my pilot author list for How to pitch to agents and publishers via Twitter and online writing competitions - it's something I am very keen to develop and I strongly feel AuthorDock is an ideal tool to organize the campaigns. I plan to have something up on AuthorDock by the end of the month and I will add you to the room.

One last thing. I put MarkdownPad2 on a new machine and get the Awesomium error. I do not remember what version I need to use to make it compatible. Can you help me out?

Given Markdown Pad no longer seems to be supported by the developer (who is employed by Amazon, thus probably has much bigger responsibilities to attend to), I might suggest you look into another option. Many are free. See the extensive list below.

Myself, I often tend to use Notepad++ on the PC and TextWranger on the Mac, given they are very stable text writers and I like the fact they keep the files I don't remember to save. You can preview the results on your own Markdown site or use one of the Markdown previewers like Marked or Markoff (both for the mac). I'm looking for one for the PC.

Markdown Editor Roundup

There are 3 platforms considered below: Web-based editors, PC, and Mac.

If you find one not listed or have comments regarding one that you use, please share your insights by posting a comment on this thread. Thank you!

Use caution when using beta software or tools you haven't put through extensive testing. Be sure to save often in the event (which is likely in beta software) it crashes on you until you feel it's stable. Nothing more frustrating that losing your work!

Mac / iOS

You can also search the Apple app store - when I last check, there were dozens. One of the more advanced writers is called Ulysses and it has a huge fan base (it's got a bit more of a learning curve).

PC

Myself, I tend to use Notepad++ on the PC and TextWranger on the Mac, given they are very stable text writers and I like the fact they keep the files I don't remember to save. You can preview the results on your own Markdown site or use one of the Markdown previewers like Marked or Markoff (both for the mac). I'm looking for one for the PC.

Web-based

Also, there's an extensive list of Markdown editors (including web-based, mac and PC) on Mashable

You are sure to find one that exactly to your liking!

Here are some very slick tools to help you convert existing documents to Markdown:

Check out Cloud Convert for a bunch of conversion options (disclaimer - I haven't done much testing with it yet).

Tutorials are in the works!

~Brian

PS: If you are good with a plain text editor, I can share some of the better ones I've come across, such as:

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