The Pandemic

I’ve been thinking about this situation in which we find ourselves. Here’s what I’ve come up with. I think 2020 has been a test for humanity. It’s a test we failed. All we needed to do was respect one another,

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Planning A Writing Project

Starting a writing project takes many forms. I generally start with a premise. I give it a working title and begin expanding the premise. I create characters, settings, and plot. I also consider how long the piece should be. I

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The flow of words

When you are writing, how do you visualize the words? Do they flow or come without effort? Or do you struggle with each one? Either way, you aren’t alone. I’ve strained over writing a piece, agonizing over each word. I’ve

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Feline Freedom League October 2020

From: Agent Provie To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 4 October 2020 Subject: Mission Report I have decided to eavesdrop on the human conversations. I believe they will tell me what the pond is for if I pretend to sleep. That is,

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Take a break

Every so often, I get a blast of laziness and I just don’t feel like writing. When that happens, the words don’t flow with ease, and I either struggle on or don’t write at all. Either is a reasonable response

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A Word About Scenes

The dictionary defines a scene as a place where an incident occurs, or a sequence of continuous action in a play movie opera or book. I would go farther and say a scene is the basic building block of a

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A Word About Chapters

What is a chapter? The dictionary says it is the main division of a book. That’s true as far as it goes. In nonfiction, it holds a particular subtopic of the work. It’s a logical thing in that case. In

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Feline Freedom League Mission Report

From: Agent Molly To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 6 September 2020 Subject: Mission Report I must say I am disappointed by the lack of support from headquarters. I needed to find opportunities to research some terms. I believed the terms meant

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A Word About Setting

All stories take place somewhere. The action needs some place to happen which is where the setting comes in. Your basic horror story always takes place in remote places because it wouldn’t work anywhere else. For example, The Shining takes

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A Word About Plots

A plot is a road map which is the simple way to explain it. No matter how convoluted a story-line may get with twists and turns like driving through a mountain range, each scene leads the reader to the denouement.

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