Just a quick update for Knockout Novel customers… James Scott Bell and I added some bonus content to Knockout Novel. Specifically, it’s a plot breakdown of “To Kill a Mockingbird” with scene summaries and annotations highlighting Jim’s various structure mileposts. It serves as a concrete example of using the various plot points from a well-known story. To see it, log in to Hiveword and pull up the Knockout Novel module for a story. Then, under the “Quick Jump” navigation section, click the last entry called “Sample plot breakdown.” We hope you find this new content useful!
Today is Hiveword’s fifth birthday! Or anniversary. Whatever you call it it’s been five years of helping writers achieve their dreams. I’m both excited and proud of that. This post is a bit of a retrospective. There will be behind-the-scenes information and maybe even a baby picture. Tomorrow I’ll have some great tips from Hiveword power users so be sure to check that out, too. But for now it’s time to get retro. In 2008 I conceived the idea for Hiveword. Man, was it going to be cool! However, I didn’t start development until 2009. Sadly, 2009 passed by. Then 2010 and still Hiveword was not available to the masses. I’m… Read More »Hiveword Five Year Retrospective
NaNoWriMo is sneaking up on you. It’s lurking in the shadows, inching ever closer, hoping to suck you into its voracious maw on November first. And on that day it would be most unfortunate to be unprepared. Conceiving a story and rambling on to meet the word count will likely make for a bloody mess thirty days later. It doesn’t have to be that way. Now is the time to prepare for NaNaWriMo. How? By putting on your thinking cap in general and using Hiveword’s suite of tools for writers in particular. The Hiveword platform is comprised of: The Hiveword novel organizer A set of prompts (integrated with the novel… Read More »How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo