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Writing Spies: How to Find Bugs

By Piper Bayard
of Bayard & Holmes

Now that we know how to bug a room (see Writing Spies: Bugging a Room), it's important to look at the other side of the equation. How can our characters know if a room is bugged?Read the post

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Writing Spies: How To Bug a Room

by Piper Bayard
of Bayard & Holmes

Surveillance camera or device, writing spies

The basic function of intelligence personnel (a.k.a. "spooks") is to collect information on people and organizations. One way of doing that is to plant "bugs." People often ask why anyone would bother physically bugging a room when there are so many ways to hack into everything from computers and phones to cars and refrigerators and take over the cameras and microphones in them to spy on people.Read the post

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10 Character Traits of an Espionage Hero

by Piper Bayard

James Bond, Jason Bourne, Sydney Bristow, Jack Bauer... Nothing thrills like a well-crafted spy. However, most of us haven’t served in the Intelligence Community (“IC”) to have experience to draw on, so it helps to talk to someone who is the real deal.Read the post

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Writing Spies: Finding Bugs – Who, When, and How?

Bayard & Holmes
~ Jay Holmes

In our last Writing Spies article, we talked about bugging rooms.* But what if our characters need to know if a room is already bugged?



First, consider the character being bugged and the character or organization doing the bugging.Read the post

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