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Making And Meeting Self-imposed Deadlines

Deadlines are a scourge. That’s how most of us view them. They are necessary evils that keep us on track. That’s the better way to view them. I advocate setting a deadline for yourself. I do that and I find

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Overcoming Word Bloat

Word bloat is just what it says. It’s when a writer has used too many word24s to describe something. You don’t have to describer every single detail. A broad description is good enough. Too many details can be boring and

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Writer’s Block

This week, I’m returning to Writer’s Block. That’s because I have been suffering from it for a while, now. I have forced my writing and sometimes, it showed. Writers block is the term for when a writer can’t seem to

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Cubing As A Way To Analyze A Scene

I have to admit that I’m not too familiar with the brainstorming technique of cubing. From what I have learned so far, it’s method where you must think of six sides to an issue. This can be helpful in deciding

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Word Association

Another brainstorming technique is word association. The definaition is “the spontaneous production of other words in response to a given word.” It’s a great tool for writing because it can done as a game and could spark ideas. Tod do

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The Brainstorming Technique of SWOT

Swot stands for strength, weakness, opportunity and threat. This method lets you find the strengths, weakness and problems for a particular idea, or scene. This is a good thing to do when you aren’t sure why a particular scene isn’t

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Star Bursting

Star bursting is a form of brainstorming done by taking a topic and generating questions. Write the questions you want to generate on the points of a six-point star. They are Who? What? Where? How? When and Why? That’s the

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Timed Writing

Timed free writing as a brainstorming technique can take many forms. This is a valuable tool in your brainstorming kit. To do it, you sit down with your preferred form of writing. Set a timer for the length of time

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Mind Maps

One of the best brainstorming techniques is the mind map. A versatile tool, you can use it on your own or with a partner, or as part of a group of people. This is because a mind map is a

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Brainstorming, When To Do It

There are several times when brainstorming is the only option you have. Even if you have a topic to write about, you often need to think about how to write about your topic. Often, though, you are searching for an

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