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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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Feline Freedom League March 2022 Report

From: Agent WinnieTo: Mr. WhiskersDate: 6 March 2022Subject: Mission Report I have undertaken the task of gathering our clowder’s copies of the reports we have sent to headquarters. I have decided they need to be organized. My first inclination was

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How To Overcome Writer’s Block

Everyone suffers from writer’s block once in awhile. There are methods to cure it, but the first thing you need to do is to figure out the cause. That sounds so easy, doesn’t it? Believe me, it’s anything but easy.

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Practicing Writing To A Goal Or Deadline

The realities of writing, at least as a professional, is the idea of the deadline. That’s a date and sometimes time to complete a piece of writing. Professional writers deal with them every day. If your goal is to be

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Where Do You Write?

Some authors have an office they go to to write. Others write wherever and whenever they can. I have a home workstation in my bedroom. I write there a lot. I also write in my living room. I have things

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Feline Freedom League February 2022 Report

From: Agent ProbieTo: Mr. WhiskersDate: 6 February 2022Subject: Mission Report It may not be clear from our reports, but things are somewhat chaotic here. It has been so since the death of Agent Smudge. We don’t seem to be making

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Watch Your Tenses

Few things will pop me out of a story faster than a sudden change in tenses. One minute, we are in the past tense, then poof! we are in the present tense. It’s even worse when the change happens in

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When Repetition Is Good

Last week I talked about varying your words. I gave some good advice, but I also want to talk about the times when you need repetition. It isn’t a bad thing, if sprinkled through the piece in small amounts. When

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Vary Your Words

Words can be powerful things. When writing, the use of the exact right word is crucial tothe process. That said, you shouldn’t be in love with a particular word either. My mothertold me of a book she read in which

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Watch Your Point of View

A little while ago, I was reading fan fiction online. I quite enjoy doing that. My enjoyment was spoiled in one of the stories I was reading. The author switched the point of view character several times in the piece

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