May 2017

List View Updates

Hiveword user Matt N. requested that extension fields be included on the various list views. This feature is now live and affects both the basic and Plus versions of Hiveword. First of all, what do I mean by “extension fields?” Hiveword Plus has a feature called Custom Fields and Types. A better name might be Custom Templates. To my knowledge, this level of customizability is unique to Hiveword. Anyway, with this feature you can create new classes of things to track such as spells, spaceships, etc. But, you can all extend the factory types such as scenes, characters, etc. For example, you could add “Date” and “Scene Purpose” fields to… Read More »List View Updates

Top WKB Websites for 2017

There are over 4,000 unique websites represented in the WKB. That’s a lot! The ones that have the most articles are something special. So, for fun, I’m running a countdown of the top 10 sites at https://hiveword.com/wkb/topSites. Check it out!

Mountain Biker Musings

The next time you’re in nature: Be quiet. Stand up straight and close your eyes. Listen to the wind in the leaves. The birds. The bugs. And think for a moment that all of that was here before you were. And all of it will be here when you’re gone. But right now, you’re the variable. The wildcard. The ripple in the pond. Make a difference.

Hiveword Newsletter

TL;DR: The inaugural Hiveword newsletter is coming soon. You should sign up now to learn and maybe win a prize! As an overall entity, Hiveword currently has two newsletters: one for the Writer’s Knowledge Base (WKB) and one for Knockout Novel. I’m going to phase out these two newsletters and make one all-encompassing Hiveword newsletter. This will give me much more room to explore content which will range from interviews to highlighting new features in all of the Hiveword products. The first Hiveword newsletter will have an interview with an author who will open your mind to the educational and business aspects of short stories. It could change your life. Or at least… Read More »Hiveword Newsletter

Search Everything!

You can now search everything in Hiveword Plus! What do I mean by everything? Well, I’ll say it again: Everything. 😉 You can quickly search characters, scenes, settings, items, story summaries, plotlines, chapters, notes, journal entries, custom types/fields, and tags. In other words, everything. There’s now a little search box at the top of every page: Upon searching you’ll see the results page: The search reaches across everything you have in Hiveword. So, you’ll see hits for journal entries and other things that aren’t attached to stories. You’ll also see hits across stories but the sample screenshot only shows one story. While search seems like a simple thing these days, I am… Read More »Search Everything!