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Hiveword got some new features today: Track items, sort characters/items/settings/plotlines, numbered scenes, and new fields for settings. 

Read more at http://blog.hiveword.com/2015/01/06/new-hiveword-features-track-items-sort-stuff-and-more/  #writing
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The WKB now has over 30k hand-picked articles on writing! #writing #amwriting  @elizabethscraig http://writerskb.com
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If you like the Writer's Knowledge Base (WKB) -- the Search Engine for Writers -- then you might like to know the following productivity trick: Did you know that you can search the WKB right from your browser without manually going to the site? Well, you can!  #writing

http://hiveword.com/wkb/browserSearchBox
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The flip-side of my last post regarding unlimited ebook services and writers is what it means to readers. They benefit greatly, of course. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/apps-for-reading-could-be-your-netflix-of-books/2014/06/26/5156a7d0-f703-11e3-8aa9-dad2ec039789_story.html
It’s happened too many times to count: You plop down money for a new book, full of promise, then get a few chapters into it and — horrors! — realize that it’s not actually that good. There goes anothe...
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Looks like Amazon is close to rolling out Kindle Unlimited which provides access to 600,000 ebooks and audiobooks for $9.99 per month.

http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/07/16/amazon-launch-new-ebook-subscription-service-called-kindle-unlimited/#.U8cDxEKwK8E
Word is circulating on Twitter and the KBoards forum  today that Amazon is about to launch a new ebook service. Details are still vague, but at this point I know that about 6 hours ago several authors noticed that there was a new page in the Kindle Store. That page was shortly taken down, but …
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The Writer's Knowledge Base just passed the 27,000 article mark. If you want to do some serious reading about writing then mosey on over to the WKB! http://hiveword.com/wkb #writing
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A day in the life of a writer. Quite true, eh? ;-) #writing

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I loved playing Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) as a high school and college student. Yes, I'm a nerd and proud of it. I never imagined that it was preparing its players for story-telling. D&D turns 40 this year and has been influential to many notable writers. #writing #amwriting  

Did you play D&D? Go on, you can tell. Your secret is safe with me! ;-)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/books/dungeons-dragons-has-influenced-a-generation-of-writers.html?ref=books&_r=1
Dungeons & Dragons, the first commercially available role-playing game that is now 40 years old, influenced numerous writers and taught them the art of storytelling.
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That's pretty cool! Not only was it influential but a lot of fun with friends, too. So many memories...
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As unlimited ebook reading services grow, income for authors will likely go down. What are your thoughts on this trend? #writing 

http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/17/amazon-isnt-killing-writing-the-market-is/
Amazon’s war on publishers reached a crescendo yesterday with the leak of Kindle Unlimited, a subscription plan that would allow readers to pay $9.99 per..
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Catherine, I haven't yet seen the details on how Amazon will pay authors, either. However, one of the points the article makes is that the most lucrative customers will now only pay a capped fee thereby reducing the amount of money in play. So, to me, that would limit what you are able to charge for a book because there is a fixed amount of money from which Amazon can pay you. They definitely won't take a loss.

On the other hand, maybe unlimited plans will spur more reading from the traditionally less lucrative readers and volume will increase.

Interesting times! Thanks for your insights.
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Here's a great idea from Patricia La Barbera about how to use the Writer's Knowledge Base: "[F]ormulate a custom-tailored writing course by choosing a subject and reading at least one article a day." 

Yep, you can easily do that with the WKB. Why not start today and become a better writer now? #writing #amwriting

http://savvyauthors.com/blog/index.php/some-of-my-favorite-things-for-writers-by-patricia-la-barbera/
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I'm the creator of the Hiveword Fiction Organizer and the Writer's Knowledge Base.