Action Writing

Writing action in your story doesn’t mean car chases, fights or shootouts. At least not in this blog. No, in this blog I’m going to talk about writing what your character is doing. You don’t want a lot of talking

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Feline Freedom League April 2021

From: Agent Zoe To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 4 April, 2021 Subject: Mission Report April 2021 I have developed a plan to help Agent Skittlebutt. He is missing a foreleg and needs help to do his job. Agent Probie told me

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Your Character-s Morning Routine

One good way to get a handle on your characters is to figure out how they start their days. Sit down and come up with a morning routine for each of them. It can help you to bring them alive.

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Using The Personal Essay As A Writing Exercise

A personal essay is a short piece of autobiographical writing. It’s nonfiction, but you can use it to practice writing fiction. Tell a story about yourself in an essay. I won’t pretend it will be easy. It likely won’t be.

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Stinky Scenes

I’ve been talking about putting senses in your fiction. Description can go a long way towards setting a scene. For full immersion in a scene, you need all five senses. That’s not to say that you need to put them

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Sound and Your Story

Just as you need your readers to see what your characters see, you also need them to hear what they hear as well. I’m not talking about dialog here. Think about your scene. Where does it take place? Is there

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Visualizing A Scene

Scenes are the building blocks of a story. No matter what length your story is, it has at least one scene. A scene is a piece of action with context of some sort. John threw the ball, which bounced off

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Using Fan Fiction As A Writing Exercise

Fan fiction is the practice of writing stories for your favorite TV shows, movies, books, etc. These usually use the worlds, characters and norms created by someone else. This is perfectly legal as long as you don’t claim it as

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Story Structure

A well structured story is a good story. It’s as simple as that. If you don’t have good structure, then the project will collapse. No one will read it. They might start it, but they won’t finish it. As authors,

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Themes

   No matter what you write, you will have some kind of theme in mind. Even fiction has themes. Love conquers all, is one example. Good triumphs over evil is another. You may not state it outright in your fiction,

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