Planning Your Novel

I wrote about novel planning over at Mystery Writing is Murder yesterday. Learn about why a little organization can save tons of time along with some ways of going about it. Check it out here.

Reverse Engineering Your Novel

One of the nice things about working on the Writer’s Knowledge Base is that I see A LOT of writing articles pass by. I don’t have time to read all of them, of course, but M.E. Summer’s post “Kate Beckett’s Murder Board: Reverse Engineering Your Story” caught my eye just from the title alone. “Reverse Engineering.” Hey, that’s a technical term and I’m a technical guy (plus I probably know what she’s going to say and it’s right up my alley.) Then, there’s this “Murder Board” thing and that puppy sounds interesting! Check out M.E.’s post and then come back. (I’ll start the Jeopardy music…) Nice post, right?   I… Read More »Reverse Engineering Your Novel

A Writer’s Guide to Online Computer Security

Computer security and protecting yourself online are huge issues which will only get worse in the future. As technology and network effects get more and more compelling to the masses the attractiveness to scammers and hackers also skyrockets. Ownership of your computer and identity are at risk without a working knowledge of computer security and appropriate online behavior. In this post I will highlight the main areas of computer security so that you can take proactive steps to protect yourself. While most of these issues affect everyone with a computer I will pay particular attention to the effects on an aspiring writer. Why the distinction? Because an aspiring writer (and… Read More »A Writer’s Guide to Online Computer Security