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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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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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