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John Biggs

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I live in Brooklyn, NY and write about technology, security, gadgets, gear, wristwatches, and the Internet. After spending four years as an IT programmer, I switched gears and became a full-time journalist. My work has appeared in the New York Times, Laptop, PC Upgrade, Surge, Gizmodo, Men’s Health, InSync, Linux Journal, Popular Science, Sync, The Stir and I’ve written Black Hat: Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age and Bloggers Boot Camp. I also speak and consult. I have forthcoming books about Marie Antoinette’s watch as well as a YA fiction book, Mytro.


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John Biggs I write 1000 words a day. Sometimes I miss a day or two but if I write, I write that much. You never get writer's blog if you prescribe tell yourself…moreI write 1000 words a day. Sometimes I miss a day or two but if I write, I write that much. You never get writer's blog if you prescribe tell yourself that you have to write that much no matter what.(less)
John Biggs Write. Don't worry about getting published. Also assume that all of your writing is awful and that you have to fix it. My biggest mistake EVER in…moreWrite. Don't worry about getting published. Also assume that all of your writing is awful and that you have to fix it. My biggest mistake EVER in writing was assuming someone would help me make my writing better. It's your responsibility. Your mission is to write the best you can, put it away for a month, and edit it. Make it better.

I usually write actively. I sit down in front of my work and skim it from the beginning to the last place I stopped writing. This allows me to catch little mistakes here and there every day. It's exhausting but it works.(less)
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