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A Word About Scenes

The dictionary defines a scene as a place where an incident occurs, or a sequence of continuous action in a play movie opera or book. I would go farther and say a scene is the basic building block of a

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A Word About Chapters

What is a chapter? The dictionary says it is the main division of a book. That’s true as far as it goes. In nonfiction, it holds a particular subtopic of the work. It’s a logical thing in that case. In

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Feline Freedom League Mission Report

From: Agent Molly To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 6 September 2020 Subject: Mission Report I must say I am disappointed by the lack of support from headquarters. I needed to find opportunities to research some terms. I believed the terms meant

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A Word About Setting

All stories take place somewhere. The action needs some place to happen which is where the setting comes in. Your basic horror story always takes place in remote places because it wouldn’t work anywhere else. For example, The Shining takes

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A Word About Plots

A plot is a road map which is the simple way to explain it. No matter how convoluted a story-line may get with twists and turns like driving through a mountain range, each scene leads the reader to the denouement.

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Writing Schedule

If you’re like me, you have multiple books in progress at once. I have two novels I am revising. Another two which are almost ready to publish, and two in development. This is in addition to my daily journal where

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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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