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A Word About Subplots

A subplot is “a subordinate plot in fiction or drama” according to Merriam-Webster. But what does that mean? Well, it’s a story told alongside the main story in a novel or drama. Think of it as the story of what

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Meditation as a Brainstorming Tool

The fashion these days seems to be mindful in everything you do. Experts tell us to be mindful when we eat, when we exercise and when we do pretty much everything. As I said, it’s fashionable to be mindful.As fashions

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Target Audiences

Who is your audience? To put it another way, who are you writing for? How many audiences do you  have? What does my audience want and need? If you haven’t identified your target audience,  you can’t answer those questions. What

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Targets (Project And Session)

Targets are things you aim at. In shooting, you want to improve your accuracy. In writing, a target is a word count. You want x number of words by the end of your session. That said, there are two targets

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A Word About Taglines

Tag lines are short, usually one sentence statements about something. They are marketing tools, like slogans. For example, a tag line for my novel *Accidental Colony* would be something like this, “Stranded on an alien world. How will you survive?”

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Project Management

Project management is key to keeping control of your project. That’s important. Project management software is good for doing just that, managing your project. It’s a good tool. Most project management software is geared for corporate teams. It’s also pricey.

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The First Draft

The first draft is one of the most important tools in a writer’s toolbox. It’s where we note down our stories. It’s the first time we  hang words together and it may not be good. In fact, it won’t be

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