When Repetition Is Good

Last week I talked about varying your words. I gave some good advice, but I also want to talk about the times when you need repetition. It isn’t a bad thing, if sprinkled through the piece in small amounts. When

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Vary Your Words

Words can be powerful things. When writing, the use of the exact right word is crucial tothe process. That said, you shouldn’t be in love with a particular word either. My mothertold me of a book she read in which

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Watch Your Point of View

A little while ago, I was reading fan fiction online. I quite enjoy doing that. My enjoyment was spoiled in one of the stories I was reading. The author switched the point of view character several times in the piece

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Feline Freedom League

From: Agent MollyTo: Mr. WhiskersDate: 2 January 2021Subject: Mission Report It would be much better for me if someone told me when I’m going to a conference. The humans caught me by surprise when they bundled me up and imprisoned

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Creativity

Dictionary.com defines creativity as the “state or quality of being creative.” It goes on to say it is the ability to rise above traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships. To create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations. That creativity is originality,

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A Dog’s Christmas

The alley looked safe enough. Barks couldn’t smell Ruff, the leader of the local pack. He wasn’t a member and it didn’t seem as though he would be a member any time soon. He’d tried to be submissive, but that

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Keeping A Journal

One of the best ways to practice the craft of writing is to maintain a journal. It’s a good way to develop the habit of writing on a daily basis, which you should do if you want to be a

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Feline Freedom League December 2021 Mission Report

From: Agent ZoeTo: Mr. WhiskersDate: 5 December 2021Subject: Mission Report December 2021 Agent Probie took me aside last week and what he said to me astonished me. I didn’t realize I was upsetting Agent Skittlebutt so much. Agent Probie told

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Love What You Write

Writing can be an enjoyable experience or it can be a nightmare. It’s your choice. It doesn’t have to be a chore. The trick is to find a story you want to tell. Don’t worry about what’s selling, although that

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Punctuation

Punctuation can change the entire meaning of a sentence. Take the punctuation joke, “let’s eat Grandma,” for example. The missing comma makes the sentence way creepier than it would be with the comma, “let’s eat, Grandma.” Punctuation is important. Jokes

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