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NaNoWriMo Prep: Evil Week for Authors

If you’re working on a mystery, thriller, suspense, crime, or cybercrime novel (or even if you aren’t) you should check out Lifehacker, which is doing its annual Evil Week this week. You’ll learn how to pick locks, open safes, send untraceable messages, screw with people’s heads, lie effectively, steal passwords, hack computers and networks, and cover your tracks. The link above is for the Evil Week tag, so you can browse previous Evil, as well as keeping up with new posts in this year’s Evil. If you’re planning on anybody doing anything sketchy in your novel, or fear you may be writing your protagonist into a corner, these posts will give you some ideas how you can get your characters into, or out of, trouble. 😉

Just remember: don’t be Evil! 🙂


Ainy Rainwater has been writing and publishing short stories, essays, and novels in various genres for about 30 years. She lives in the greater Houston area with her husband and rescue dogs. She enjoys reading, writing, playing guitar and percussion, gardening, knitting, tea, baking and other kitchen improvisations, daydreaming, and wasting time online. Her novels are available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, and other bookstores. She is presently working on a chick lit fantasy series as well as a number of side projects, including a sequel to If Wishes Were Spaceships, a science fiction novel published in March 2016. Her most recent fiction and works in progress are regularly posted to her subscribers on Patreon. She is also known for the digital pop which she makes under the name Gymshoes. "Everest Sunrise" was featured in the documentary What It Takes. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita she released an EP of songs, A Tropical Depression, the profits of which go to benefit the American Red Cross. Gymshoes albums are available from iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores. For more about Gymshoes music, please see, which has liner notes, links to social media, streaming music, and much more. You can find the author on Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, and Twitter. She occasionally contributes to the group food blog, The Usual Suspects: and posts short miscellaneous things on The Mighty Microblog: A Truant Disposition, is Ainy Rainwater's official author site.

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