If you are a writer, you have to do background work. You need to organize those notes so that you can find whatever you need when you need it. I have a folder on my computer where I put my

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Writer’s Block

Writers block is the bane of all writers. You sit there, staring at a blank word processor, its cursor blinks evilly at you. Or maybe it is accusing you of being stupid. Rest assured, that blinking cursor is not evil.

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Character Development

Character development is as much a technical thing as it is art. I start with a mini-bio based on Nancy Kress’s mini-bio from her book Characters, Emotions, & Viewpoint. Basically, a mini-bio is just that a collection of general facts

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If you have trouble getting motivated to write something or do something, you might find it helpful to set a deadline. A deadline is just a due date. A deadline can spur you to do whatever it is that you

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Feline Freedom League Mission Report for April 2017

From: Agent Storm To: Mr. Whiskers Date: 2 April 2017 Subject: Mission Report I realize that my health problems are impeding my ability to work efficiently, but I feel I can still contribute to the team. There is no cause

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Reference Books

No matter what you are writing good reference books are essential. They might be in a library that you have to travel to or on the internet, but at some point a writer will need to use a reference book.

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Budgeting is an important skill. It doesn’t just refer to money. You can budget time, food or anything you have in short supply. Weight Watchers says their program is a lifestyle change and it is, but I always think of

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