The Wise Character

Every story has a protagonist. Every story has an antagonist. Just how villainous your antagonist is, depends on the circumstances in the story. Both the protagonist and antagonist often have a character that they turn to for advice. Someone they

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Developing a Writing Project Schedule

For me, writing is a business for the most part. You have to have a schedule to keep yourself on track. that said, you should keep that schedule flexible. Don’t lock yourself into any particular piece at any particular time.

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Mapping Your Fictional World

Having a plan is a good way to write. I’m not talking an outline here, although an outline can be helpful. I’m talking about a map. Mapping your fictional world is one of the most important things you can do.

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Feline Freedom League August 2016 Report

From: Agent Molly To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 7 August 2016 Subject: Mission Report I have settled into my new location. I am pleased to report that the carrier I rode in carried traces of Agent Pica. I believe I have

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Timed Writing for Brainstorming

Timed writing is not just for exercise. It can help you brainstorm as well. The principle is the same whether you are free writing or brainstorming. You just set a timer and jot down ideas as they come to you.

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Rambling in a Journal

A good writing exercise is to just sit down and write. The technical term for it is free writing. I call it rambling in my journal. A lot of my blogs start out as rambles in my journal. I often

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Point of View

Any story needs a point of view. This is very important. The point of view of a story is the perspective of the story. It’s the reader’s “in” to the story. Basically, the point of view gives the reader a

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