Beyond The Rocks Pt 1

A wave thundered over the rocks to my left. Water swirled around my feet. The tide was coming in. So, I moved a bit farther up the beach, leaving the water behind. Now sand stuck to my feet as I

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Feline Freedom League: Report to Headquarters July 2020

From: Agent Skittlebutt To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 5 July 2020 Subject: Mission Report July 2020 I appreciate the exercise regimen headquarters sent to me. I have been adhering to it daily. I devote a whole hour every day to my

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An Exercise In Scenes

Last week, I talked about changing your writing habits. When I write, I sometimes come up with a character or a plot. Then I thought about changing it up. I decided to start by describing a setting. When I did

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Changing writing habits

Sometimes we fall into ruts when we are writing. It happens, for some people, it happens a lot. For a writer, we often find that if we fall into a rut the words dry up and we are blocked. If

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Troublesome Scenes

Sometimes when you are writing fiction, you run into scenes that just don’t work. My advice when that happens is to just write the scene and worry about it in the revision process. That is the best thing you can

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Feline Freedom League Mission Report

From: Agent Probie To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 7 June 2020 Subject: Mission Report I have spent a lot of time observing the pond. The humans get in it from time to time. The clear stuff on the window is warm

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Writing Exercises

Another way to stimulate and grow your writing is to experiment. You can do that by searching the internet for writing prompts and exercises. Go to your favorite internet search engine and use the key words, writing exercise and pick

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Timed Writing Revisited

Another good tool in a writer’s tool box is a timer. Just set a timer for a set amount of time. It can be anywhere from fifteen minutes up to two hours. It’s completely up to the writer. Most use

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Word Count Goals–The Cons

Word count goals are wonderful tools, but it is a double edged one. There is a downside to setting a word count goal. The main danger is that the pressure to reach that goal gives the writer ulcers or panic

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Word Count Goals–The Pros

I write every day or try to. I keep a journal. In my opinion, keeping a journal is something every writer should do. That and setting a word count goal for a daily practice of writing. I use the journal

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