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Controlling Your Writing

I approach my writing as a group of projects. I have several pieces in various states. I published one, finishing the tasks of writing there. I am revising a sequel to that novel, with another sequel in the rough draft

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Benefits of Outlines

Outlines are useful tools in the writer’s toolbox. Even if you write without one, you probably still have one in your head. Somewhere in the back of your mind, you know where you are going with your writing piece. That’s

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Take a Writing Day

If you have a daily writing routine, congratulations. However, sometimes routines can put you into a rut. So it’s good to shake up your writing routine by doing what I call a writing day. A writing day is a day

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Practicing Revision

I think daily revisions are important. I don’t mean revise as you write. That’s a delaying tactic and you will never finish a rough draft that way. I mean practicing. Yes, practice makes perfect is a cliché for a reason.

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Writing Daily

Having a daily writing routine is good. Every writer has their own writing routine. Mine is to start with a half hour to an hour of free writing in my journal. I sit in my living room, my laptop in

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Writing and Exercise

Writing is a sedentary occupation. For good health, we need to move around. So how to balance writing and exercise. Good cardio workouts can take it out of you but your heart will thank you for the workout. Exercises is

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Balancing Writing with Social Events

Writing is a solitary occupation, for the most part. There are collaborations with a team, but mostly it’s a single author working alone on a piece, fiction or not. Even with collaboration, you still are not socializing. You are working.

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