Starting with a Character

OK, a character has popped into  your head and you’ve fleshed her out into a full character sketch. Now what? Write a story around the character. How to do that? Well, ask your character. Ask the character about his ambitions.

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Feline Freedom League August Report

From: Agent To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 2 August, 2020 Subject: Mission Report I’m not sure what I am doing wrong. Agents Probie and Skittlebutt are not as helpful as I had hoped they would be. I was top of my

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Beyond The Rocks pt. 3

A frown settled over his features as he turned to survey my hut. “This is unacceptable,” he told me with a haughty demeanor. “A mile up the beach, turn inland. My home is there, which is where you will tend

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Beyond The Rocks Part 2

The tide moved out, leaving the cave floor soaked, but navigable. The receding water, was my signal to slip off my rock shelf, I made my way to the ground. The jagged stones jutting out into the sea were clear

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Beyond The Rocks Pt 1

A wave thundered over the rocks to my left. Water swirled around my feet. The tide was coming in. So, I moved a bit farther up the beach, leaving the water behind. Now sand stuck to my feet as I

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Feline Freedom League: Report to Headquarters July 2020

From: Agent Skittlebutt To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 5 July 2020 Subject: Mission Report July 2020 I appreciate the exercise regimen headquarters sent to me. I have been adhering to it daily. I devote a whole hour every day to my

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An Exercise In Scenes

Last week, I talked about changing your writing habits. When I write, I sometimes come up with a character or a plot. Then I thought about changing it up. I decided to start by describing a setting. When I did

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Changing writing habits

Sometimes we fall into ruts when we are writing. It happens, for some people, it happens a lot. For a writer, we often find that if we fall into a rut the words dry up and we are blocked. If

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Troublesome Scenes

Sometimes when you are writing fiction, you run into scenes that just don’t work. My advice when that happens is to just write the scene and worry about it in the revision process. That is the best thing you can

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Feline Freedom League Mission Report

From: Agent Probie To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 7 June 2020 Subject: Mission Report I have spent a lot of time observing the pond. The humans get in it from time to time. The clear stuff on the window is warm

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