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Word Count Goals–The Pros

Pebblepup’s Writing Den | My take on the techniques of research, writing, and even some of my fiction I write every day or try to. I keep a journal. In my opinion, keeping a journal is something every writer should

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Mind Maps

A mind map is a brainstorming tool based on free association. Write down a word, set a timer, then write down all the words you associate with that first word. You can go on from there, by changing your focus

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The First Draft

The first draft of anything is never anything anyone would want to read. It can be choppy. It can be rambling, repetitive or have other issues. But it’s the first draft. Getting it done is what counts. What you do

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Feline Freedom League February 2020

From: Agent To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 2 February, 2020 Subject:  Mission Report The odd pond bothers me. I can’t even say why. It is in a room made of the window thing that lets air in but doesn’t allow us

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Building New Habits

Building new habits is not as easy as you would think. It takes patience. It takes about sixty-six days to create a new habit. You must stick to it. Keep at the behavior you are trying to make into a

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Word Choice

Word choice is important. As writers we write things. We build worlds, actions, and people using words as our building blocks. We build stories. To do that we need to use the right words. Words have meaning. They also have

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A prologue is an introduction. It gives your readers information they might need in order to understand the action in a story. It’s an explanation for why the story events happen. It can also provide the reader with essential information

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