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Opening Lines

A good opening sentence can make or break a story. The entire story can hinge on that one sentence. That’s not always the case, but readers need to want to continue reading, so the opening sentence has to be good.

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Writer’s Block

Writers block is the bane of all writers. You sit there, staring at a blank word processor, its cursor blinks evilly at you. Or maybe it is accusing you of being stupid. Rest assured, that blinking cursor is not evil.

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Reference Books

No matter what you are writing good reference books are essential. They might be in a library that you have to travel to or on the internet, but at some point a writer will need to use a reference book.

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Budgets

Budgeting is an important skill. It doesn’t just refer to money. You can budget time, food or anything you have in short supply. Weight Watchers says their program is a lifestyle change and it is, but I always think of

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Outlines

Outlining is a good tool for writing, whether you write fiction or nonfiction. Some people write their stories organically, letting it grow from their thoughts. I believe that they are outlining the work, they have an idea of where they

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Backups

Today’s topics is backing up your work. Backing up your work is for your protection. OK, so you don’t want to tie up valuable computer or tablet space with a ton of backups. That’s fine. The back up should be

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Establishing A Routine

If you have a project that you need to get done, you should establish a routine that allows you to work on it. I have a routine that I practice every morning that allows me to write in my journal.

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