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Managing Projects – Breaking Them Down

You have something that you have or want to do. Maybe it overwhelms you. I have a project like that. I’m revising several novels simultaneously. Your project is too large to do at once. It might be easier than you

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Organizing Your Writing With To-Do Lists

I use a to-do list software that can go across my devices. I have it on my computer and my phone. It’s called Wunderlist. I use it to make a list of things that I want to do each day.

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Preparing To Write

Preparing To Write Before you write a story, you need to do a few things. You need to have a clear idea of what your story is going to be about. You need an idea. You need to know who

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Revision

Today, I am going to talk about revising our work. Ernest Hemingway said, “The first draft of anything is shit.” He was right. While writing a first draft, the only goal is to get the story out and written down

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Writer’s Block

We’ve all faced it. The blank page with no words at all. Nowhere. It’s writer’s block and it can be scary. It can also be overcome. Notice, I said it could be overcome. I did not say it could easily

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Writing spaces

I know that I’ve talked about the places where we write, idealized versions perhaps, but the places where we write are important. My writing space is pretty much anywhere there is internet connection so I can access my files. I’ve

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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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