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Planning To Write

Give me something to write and the words pour out of me. I make up the topics for my blogs in advance. Then I schedule time to write them. That’s how I do it. I know there are pantsers out

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Feline Freedom League May Mission Report

From: Agent Molly To: Mr. Whiskers Date:  2 May, 2021 Subject: Mission Report May 2021 I have been attacked multiple times over the last few weeks. The human female puts something on the back of my  neck. She tells me

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Where Do Your Ideas Come From?

Writers are always asked where their ideas come from. I’ve never been sure how to answer that. I suppose the most truthful answer is, “I have no idea.” I truly don’t. Some days I wake up with an idea in

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A Word About Inspiration

It’s a sad fact but true, but if you wait for inspiration to strike before writing anything, you will never write anything. Waiting for inspiration to strike is like waiting for lightning to strike. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t.

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Action Writing

Writing action in your story doesn’t mean car chases, fights or shootouts. At least not in this blog. No, in this blog I’m going to talk about writing what your character is doing. You don’t want a lot of talking

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Feline Freedom League April 2021

From: Agent Zoe To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 4 April, 2021 Subject: Mission Report April 2021 I have developed a plan to help Agent Skittlebutt. He is missing a foreleg and needs help to do his job. Agent Probie told me

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Your Character-s Morning Routine

One good way to get a handle on your characters is to figure out how they start their days. Sit down and come up with a morning routine for each of them. It can help you to bring them alive.

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Using The Personal Essay As A Writing Exercise

A personal essay is a short piece of autobiographical writing. It’s nonfiction, but you can use it to practice writing fiction. Tell a story about yourself in an essay. I won’t pretend it will be easy. It likely won’t be.

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Stinky Scenes

I’ve been talking about putting senses in your fiction. Description can go a long way towards setting a scene. For full immersion in a scene, you need all five senses. That’s not to say that you need to put them

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Sound and Your Story

Just as you need your readers to see what your characters see, you also need them to hear what they hear as well. I’m not talking about dialog here. Think about your scene. Where does it take place? Is there

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