Mike Reid

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The Culture of Allegiance and Feminism in the Mafia

Yesterday Catherine Greig, girlfriend of notorious gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, admitted to helping her man elude capture for almost sixteen years in a U.S. District Court in Boston. The 60-year-old women was soft-spoken and tearful, but Steve Davis, the brother of one of the 19 victims Bulger …

Add multiple time zones to your clock on Windows

Curious what time it is on the other side of the globe? Trying to avoid calling someone at an inconvenient hour? Add a quick reference clock to your Windows system tray to see times for three locations at once.<p>When you're working with one company or individual in another time zone, it becomes easy …

Travelers

How to rebuild a user account in OS X

If a problem with a user account is in the local directory instead of the user account's settings, then rebuilding the account may be the easiest fix.<p>Problems with user accounts in OS X can happen that result in an account not being able to change configuration options and previously accessible …

Operating Systems

Turning Notes into a Novel

Most writers don’t sit down on day one of novel-writing and begin spinning a tale; generally, they’ve been outlining and making notes for a while. …

Creative Writing

First drafts: Do's and Don'ts

A first draft should have neither too much nor too little importance attached to it. It is a place to work out ideas and explore your story’s …

Live Write Thrive

February 12, 2018 in Writing for Life with 1 Comment<p><i>Today’s guest post is by ghostwriter Barry Fox.</i><p>It’s a common problem. You’re eagerly writing the …

Jim Butcher On How To Write A Suspenseful Story Climax

Someone once said to me: The first few pages of a novel sell that novel, the ending of the novel sells the <i>next</i> novel.<p>I believe that.<p>Endings are …

12 Common Character Archetypes & How Writers Can Use Them

What is an archetype? Oxford Dictionaries says an archetype is ‘a very typical example of a certain person or thing’. Writers can use this useful …

3 Habits That Separate Good Writers From Tragic Wannabes

Shares 2K<p>You want to become a good, maybe even a great, writer.<p>You study books on writing. You follow blogs on writing. Hell, you’ve even thought …

Scrivener

by C.K. MacLeod<p><i>Updated on January 14, 2017.</i><p>I have all-in-one laptop that weighs the same as a tablet. It’s a marvel of a machine except for one …

Resources for Writers—Microsoft Word

By Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig<p>Microsoft Word is an incredibly useful tool for writers—and one that I think is easy to overlook because we …