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Tools Writers Use

Writers have tools they use when they are writing. I’m not talking about pens, pencils, paper or word processors. There are other tools we use when we write. Even fiction writers need certain tools. I’m talking about such as a

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Meditation As A Brainstorming Tool

Writers do a lot of brainstorming. There are many methods out there — probably as many methods as there are writers. Here’s one I’ve been experimenting with — meditation. I know I talked about this a few weeks back as

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Your Story’s Log Line

This week, I’m going to discuss log lines. A log line is script writing device that tells the story in twenty-five words or less. It’s rather like the elevator speech they say you should have when job hunting. It is

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Using Meditation to Overcome Writer’s Block

If you are blocked, just sit down with no intentions as to topic and turn on some music that you like. Then close your eyes and write whatever comes to mind. This only works if your block is stemming from

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Brainstorming

The first step in any writing project is brainstorming ideas. You need an idea to write about. Brainstorming provides the sparks that generate ideas. There are four rules to follow for brainstorming ideas. The first is kick judgment out of

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Journaling As A Writing Tool

If you want to get good at basketball, you need to practice various aspects of the game. If you want to become proficient at anything, you need to practice the skill. It is no different for writing. You need to

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Writing Prompts

Writing prompts are short topics intended to spur you to write. That’s their function. They could be something like this one from Toasted Cheese from March the first, Use the phrase “Like a lion”. This is a prompt that leaves

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