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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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Description

  Description is an important part of fiction. You have created a world in your head, now you have to get it into your readers’ heads. You do that by description. Description is more than how something looks. You have

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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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Climate, Weather, and Your Characters

If you are going to write a believable story, the climate and weather will come into it. Often, you can have the weather cause problems for your characters. I have a main character in a work that I’m currently revising

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Map Your World

Maps are very useful things. People have been using maps for centuries. Knowing where things are is good, especially for writing. I create crude maps of the locations in my writing so that I can keep things consistent. I think

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A Word About Settings

Setting is an integral part of your story. Without setting the characters and the action are taking place in a vacuum. Life doesn’t take place in a vacuum. We have buildings, gardens, parks, beaches and other places where action takes

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