Sunday, February 20, 2011By: Jon Paul | tags: writers toolbox
These days, managing information is a real challenge, especially when the goal is to understand the latest fiction and publishing trends, and also avail oneself of the best how to articles on a veritable cornucopia of writing related topics.
So, I was happy as a clam to read Helen Ginger's recent post highlighting a new tool that I think every writer should have in their toolbox: The Writer's Knowledge Base.
The WKB is a search engine for writers, pure and simple. It was developed by Elizabeth Span Craig and a fellow software engineer to help organize much of the information she's mined from the interwebs.
And the results are nothing short of stunning. As a way to test it, I entered a flurry of different search terms. Each search generated a nice list of related posts. It wasn't long before I realized I could be digging around in the tool for days if I wasn't careful, unearthing tons of great information.
I've certainly added it to my toolbox--and to my sidebar!--and will use it in the future. Go take a look around and tell us what you think.
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