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!

Get Categorized Writing Articles in your Inbox

Today, I’m over at Elizabeth’s blog talking about how to get daily or weekly emails of fresh links to writing articles using categories you choose. I love getting the email every day. Give it a try and maybe you will, too!

Hiveword Five Year Retrospective

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

Article Categorization in the WKB

Today I’m at author Elizabeth Spann Craig’s blog talking about a cool new feature in the WKB: article categorization. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Personalized Writer’s Knowledge Base

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 List and sort articles without searching See which articles you’ve read See your search history This is just the… Read More »Personalized Writer’s Knowledge Base

Introducing the Writer’s Knowledge Base Newsletter

As you know, the Writer’s Knowledge Base (WKB) is a searchable collection of links to great articles about writing. The purpose of the WKB is to: Enable writers to find great content that matches their needs Expose great bloggers to a wider audience The obvious way to achieve those goals is to have people go to the website and search. They’ll get the content they seek and, hopefully, discover and follow the bloggers that provided the information they needed. It works and it’s a rather personal experience. Elizabeth and I decided to try to extend the reach of the WKB via a free newsletter. It helps to achieve our goals… Read More »Introducing the Writer’s Knowledge Base Newsletter

The Genesis and Building of the Writer’s Knowledge Base

I wrote a guest post over at Elizabeth Craig’s blog about how a “Reese’s moment” spawned the Writer’s Knowledge Base (WKB) along with some background on how the system works. There’s quite a bit of detail there but you can also find more information in the announcement posts by me and Elizabeth. You also might find the original mockup of the search screen amusing. I posted that on the WritersKB Facebook page.

Seeing Hiveword.com in your referrer logs?

The Writer’s Knowledge Base (WKB) has been taking off like crazy. Writers are using it to find relevant articles for all of their writing needs. If you have articles in the WKB then you may see referrer entries for hiveword.com when users click on the links to you. Upon reviewing your website stats you may wonder “What is this Hiveword source?” and then proceed to the site. Then you’ll be stumped. Sorry about that. Due to poor timing on my part I didn’t get a link on the main page to the WKB which is ultimately the source of your traffic. In a nutshell, then, the WKB is a “sub-site”… Read More »Seeing Hiveword.com in your referrer logs?

Writer’s Knowledge Base

If you’ve ever tried to do a Google search for articles on the craft of writing you may have been seriously underwhelmed. Using the contextually obvious “plot” or “character” keywords will bring back tons of results that will be of no use to you as a writer. Enter the Writer’s Knowledge Base (WKB). The WKB is a service provided by Elizabeth S. Craig and me for finding high quality articles on writing via a Google-like search. The search is done instantly over thousands of writing-related articles ranging from character development to author promotion on social media. Unlike Google, all of the results are relevant to you as a writer. They… Read More »Writer’s Knowledge Base