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Keeping A Journal

One of the best ways to practice the craft of writing is to maintain a journal. It’s a good way to develop the habit of writing on a daily basis, which you should do if you want to be a

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The First Draft

The first draft of anything is never anything anyone would want to read. It can be choppy. It can be rambling, repetitive or have other issues. But it’s the first draft. Getting it done is what counts. What you do

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Building New Habits

Building new habits is not as easy as you would think. It takes patience. It takes about sixty-six days to create a new habit. You must stick to it. Keep at the behavior you are trying to make into a

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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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