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Using Meditation to Overcome Writer’s Block

If you are blocked, just sit down with no intentions as to topic and turn on some music that you like. Then close your eyes and write whatever comes to mind. This only works if your block is stemming from

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Brainstorming

The first step in any writing project is brainstorming ideas. You need an idea to write about. Brainstorming provides the sparks that generate ideas. There are four rules to follow for brainstorming ideas. The first is kick judgment out of

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Journaling As A Writing Tool

If you want to get good at basketball, you need to practice various aspects of the game. If you want to become proficient at anything, you need to practice the skill. It is no different for writing. You need to

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Writing Prompts

Writing prompts are short topics intended to spur you to write. That’s their function. They could be something like this one from Toasted Cheese from March the first, Use the phrase “Like a lion”. This is a prompt that leaves

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Writing the Weather

Humans can’t breathe in a vacuum. Neither can a story. It has to take place somewhere. Somewhere usually has form, function, climate and weather. Weather can set the mood. “It was a dark and stormy night”, may be trite and

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Description

Description is an art in itself. It takes practice to get it right. Try to visualize the scene you are describing and paint it in broad strokes. “The meadow was bright in the sunlight. The tips of the grass waved

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Plots And Subplots

A subplot is a mini plot. These types of plot can enhance the premier plot of your story by breaking the action up. Nothing enhances tension like a suspenseful cliffhanger or a series of cliffhangers. To weave subplots into your

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