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Hiveword review by Lynn Viehl

By Mike Fleming (@hiveword) on September 16, 2012 9:53 pm

Lynn Viehl posted a review of Hiveword today on her blog.  Check it out at Thanks, Lynn!



Free online novel writing software for NaNoWriMo

By Mike Fleming (@hiveword) on September 8, 2012 5:22 pm

You know NaNoWriMo is going to be here before you know it, right? Now’s the time to get a jump start on prepping your novel before the writing process begins in November. Don’t waste writing time figuring out scenes, characters, plotlines, and all that jazz  in the heat of Nano — it’ll just slow you down and maybe make you miss your goal. You don’t want that.

What you might want is a free, web-based novel organizer to help you through the planning process. That’s right, Hiveword is now free so you can use it any day, any time, any where, as much as you want for no cost. Use it for Nano or any novel you might be working on.

I hope you find it valuable in planning your novels. If you like Hiveword and the Writer’s Knowledge Base why not help out your friends by spreading the word? Both resources may help them with their novels and I’d appreciate it immensely. Thanks and good luck during November!




Personalized Writer’s Knowledge Base

By Mike Fleming (@hiveword) on September 1, 2012 7:54 pm

If you’ve used the Writer’s Knowledge Base (WKB) you know it’s a search engine that only contains articles relevant to writers. Search for “plot” and you’ll only get articles on how to plot your novel and not the myriad contexts that Google would give you. The WKB works great for that.

However, the WKB could be so much more. Something a bit more personal. So, Elizabeth and I are  pleased to announce the launch of MyWKB. It’s the same good ol’ WKB but tailored to you.

What’s it do?

You can

  1. List and sort articles without searching
  2. See which articles you’ve read
  3. See your search history

This is just the beginning of the planned features so expect more in the future. Numbers 2 and 3 are fairly self-explanatory but let me tell you a little more about the list/sort feature.

As you know, Elizabeth tweets a bazillion writing-related articles. Before MyWKB the only* way to get at the articles was to search and while you got the best results they might have been from a year ago. The list feature gives you a chronological view of the tweeted articles that you can sort by date and website. Want to see which articles Elizabeth tweeted yesterday? You can do it. In fact, MyWKB will show you the articles you missed since your last login.

Speaking of logins, MyWKB does require an account to provide the personalization features. Without it I can’t properly personalize your experience. Rest assured, however, that MyWKB is free. Also, if you have a Hiveword account you can already access MyWKB. Simply sign in with your Hiveword credentials.

Hmm, I wonder who’s article was the first to be added to the WKB? MyWKB knows…

I think that’s it for now. You can sign up for MyWKB here. If you have any questions, comments, or feature requests please feel free to comment below. Contrary to what you might have heard about programmers I would relish the interaction. 😉

* By “only way” I mean on the WKB, of course. You can always get the tweets from Elizabeth‘s Twitterific post every Sunday or via her tweetstream.