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Feline Freedom League August 2021 Report

From: Agent ZoeTo: Mr. WhiskersDate: 1 August, 2021Subject: Mission Report August 2021 I can’t understand why Agent Skittlebutt is so resistant to my help. He acts as though I’m trying to hurt him. I do not understand. He should be

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Research

Even if you are writing fiction, you may find you need to do research. You wouldn’t want to have Fifth Avenue in Manhattan running north and south. Your readers would call you on it. It’s more accurate to say it

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Brainstorming

Brainstorming is the process we use to come up with ideas. We can then use those ideas to write about or to come up with the solutions to problems. You can do it in teams or solo. That’s what’s nice

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Mystery Plotting Aids

If you write mysteries, you need to have a victim, a killer, and some red herring suspects. You also need witnesses. When I started writing cozy mysteries, I had a hard time until I came up with the idea of

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Feline Freedom League July 2021 Report

FFL -Skittlebutt July 2021From: Agent SkittlebuttTo: Mr. WhiskersDate: 4 July 2021Subject: Mission Report July 2021 Why is Agent Zoe doing this to me? Doesn’t she understand how much I hate the fact she keeps showing me up. Why can’t she

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Why Complete Character Charts?

Character charts are lists of questions that a fiction author must answer. It’s a good way to get to know their characters. The charts are the best way for an author to get to know the character and what makes

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Timelines and Plots

Time lines are useful things. They can help you keep the timing of your story going. I’ve used them to plot the story in broad terms. This is something like saying this happens then this happens and so on. It

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Using A Project Control Document

Project Control It is important to keep your writing organized. I use a Word document to let me know what part of the project I have finished and what I still need to do. I have sections in the document.

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Feline Freedom League June 2021 Mission Report

From: AgentTo: Mr. WhiskersDate: 6 June, 2021Subject: Mission Report June 2021 Whiskey has proven to be difficult to work with. He never strays far from the younger female. I would say they were attached in some physical way, but I

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Word Choice

Have you ever read a book or story and wondered why the author chose the words they did? If you have, then the author failed. You popped out of the story because of questionable word choices. I once read a

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