Preparing for Computer Problems as a Writer

I wrote the featured article for the 19 September 2022 issue of Funds for Writers, published weekly by Hope Clark, in which I provide insights based on my own experiences as a writer who lost many documents due to computer issues. Below is a short excerpt.


At some point, every writer loses an important file. If you’re lucky, it will be only one file. However, if your computer dies, gets hacked, or falls from a great height, you want to make sure you don’t lose your life’s work. The first time I had a computer die on me, the computer repair shop was able to rescue a majority of my creative writing documents. There would have been no way for me to re-write dozens of poems and story ideas.

Read more in the online version of the Funds for Writers newsletter.

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