An Experiment in Writing Flash Fiction

I use a program called Scrivener to write my fiction. I also use it for my blogs. I write the blogs in Scrivener and copy them to the blog site. That way I have a record of what I post

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Giving a Character a Back Story

People don’t live in a vacuum and neither should your characters. Unless you kill them off, they will ‘live’ on after the story has ended. Stories don’t usually start with the birth of a character either. Every character has a

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Going Paperless

I guess I can say that I went paperless in June of 2008. That’s when I stopped printing my journal. I had already stopped handwriting my journal entries and began typing them. I would type the entries into Word and

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Feline Freedom League September 2016

From: Agent Smudge To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 4 September 2016 Subject: Mission Report I miss Agent Luna. I still wait for her to decide that I haven’t bathed quite properly and bathe me. It’s like I lost my mother all

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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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