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Brainstorming, When To Do It

There are several times when brainstorming is the only option you have. Even if you have a topic to write about, you often need to think about how to write about your topic. Often, though, you are searching for an

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The Editing Skill Set

Writing the story is only the first step. Once we finish the rough draft, we need to go over the piece and revise what we’ve written. This is where we find, and fix, mistakes. This is where we correct grammar,

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Feline Freedom League May 2022 Report

From: Agent MollyTo: Mr. WhiskersDate: 1 May 2022Subject: Mission ReportAs always, the exchange of ideas at the conference was quite stimulating. I don’t care much for traveling, but the conference is worth the trouble, I suppose. I must report that,

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Balancing Writing and Life

I know I’ve talked about finding time to write before. I told you how to sit down and write a list of the things you do every day and the times you do it so you can find the gaps.

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Breaking A Project Down

When you have a large project to do, it’s a good idea to examine it first. Find out what steps you need to do to do it. This is often easier than you would think. For example, in writing a

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Balanced Writing

One of my biggest fears while I’m writing is that there isn’t enough action in the story. There needs to be more than people talking. They need to be doing something. But, a story where things are always happening are

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Feline Freedom League April 2021 Mission Report

From: Agent ZoeTo: Mr. WhiskersDate: 3 April 2022Subject: Mission Report I came across Agent Probie who was intent on something. When I asked him what he was doing, he told me he was working on a duty schedule. I told

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Research, How Much Is Too Much?

When preparing to write a work of fiction, you need to do enough research to ensure that you get the facts accurate. Paint a broad picture, but don’t sweat the details too much. In other words, you are writing fiction,

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The Writer’s Toolkit

Every writer has a toolkit, or toolbox, they use to create their work. It is unique to the writer. They create this tool kit from several parts, their vocabulary, their style and voice. They should also include their grasp on

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Sentence Variation

In any writing, you need variation. This doesn’t mean only the words, although changing up your wording is good. You also need to vary your sentences. Consider this paragraph: He looked at the ball. He picked the ball up. He

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