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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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Visualizing A Scene

Scenes are the building blocks of a story. No matter what length your story is, it has at least one scene. A scene is a piece of action with context of some sort. John threw the ball, which bounced off

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Using Fan Fiction As A Writing Exercise

Fan fiction is the practice of writing stories for your favorite TV shows, movies, books, etc. These usually use the worlds, characters and norms created by someone else. This is perfectly legal as long as you don’t claim it as

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Story Structure

A well structured story is a good story. It’s as simple as that. If you don’t have good structure, then the project will collapse. No one will read it. They might start it, but they won’t finish it. As authors,

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Themes

   No matter what you write, you will have some kind of theme in mind. Even fiction has themes. Love conquers all, is one example. Good triumphs over evil is another. You may not state it outright in your fiction,

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A Writing Exercise

Today I give you another writing exercise. In fact, it’s a combination of exercise and challenge. When you complete the exercise, you will have five drabbles, that is five stories of one hundred words each. Each story will use one

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Background Tools

I use several tools when I’m developing a story. There are two word documents I created. The first, I called Project Development sheet and one I call World Building Document. I have them pre-created in that there are headings and

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Writer’s Block

Do you think writer’s block is real? I do, although some people don’t. I often suffer from it. I know the causes of my writer’s block. The cause of yours may not be the same. My blocks often come from

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Feline Freedom League December 2020

From: Agent Zoe To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 6 December 2020 Subject: Mission Report I saw Tux again. I was glad because I was able to thank her for her invaluable advice. I have established an alliance with my fellow agents.

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