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Disclaimer – I'm not a native English speaker, so I can and will make more mistakes (spelling, grammar) in English than in my mother's tongue (Dutch).


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comment What are some online guides for starting writers?
@jae: I agree to a certain extend with you: of course one shouldn't disregard anyone because he is an uneducated person (that can be quite interesting, especially for e.g. journalists to get another vox populi), but my point was that if one never sees good (or better: excellent) material, one can't see what good writing could look like (and I'm speaking about non-fiction here, where one usually wants to send a message as easy and clear as possible). And I think I learned most by emulating (after all, every child learns by emulating).
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comment Do Writers Use LaTex/TeX for writing?
@Ash: Yes, (La)TeX has a steep learning curve, but when you eventually manage to learn the most important stuff, you can easily define your macros in a separate file and write the actual text in another, with only a few \commands, like \chap The first day's journey, and the first evening's adventures; with their consequences. and Present! think I was;\footnote{A remarkable instance of the prophetic force of Mr. Jingle's imagination; this dialogue occurring in the year 1827, and the Revolution in 1830.} fired a musket,---fired with an idea…
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comment Is there a special software for writers?
+1, I almost use the same set-up and also for the work-stream problem you'll get (but if you publish something yourself using a printing-on-demand service, you'll be fine).
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answered Is there an accepted (or 'correct') way to write translations/subtitles for different materials (videos, articles, books, etc)?
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comment How do I overcome a lack of motivation to write at home?
I don't know much of NaNoWriMo, but what I've read from their website (and I don't want to spoil it for you, but really), I don't think it's a good approach to writing in general. As they state themselves, “[i]t's all about quantity, not quality.” This forces you to do things I wouldn't recommend at all, like focusing on the number of words per day. That wouldn't help in case of a writer's block.
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comment Jumping on the Zombie bandwagon
As long as there are unicorns present…
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comment Is there a special software for writers?
Just for clarity's sake, I think you shouldn't have posted this as an answer, but simply upvote Johnny's one and add a comment there about the availability of the software.
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answered What are some online guides for starting writers?
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comment What are some online guides for starting writers?
With writing, do you mean fiction or non-fiction?