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Writing Exercises

Search for writing prompts or exercises into your favorite search engine and choose one that interests you. Choose several that interest you. Then follow the exercise directions. Or not, you don’t need to follow them if your muse is leading

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Posted in Writing Techniques

Writing Methods–What Works For Me

I put the bare bones of my characters in the Mini-bio and expand them in my notes and in the charts. It gives me a very advanced and well developed – I hope – character. It’s what works for me,

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Evolution

Everything evolves, including fiction. Fiction starts as an idea, which gradually grows to a novel, if that’s what it is destined to be. I have evolved a good story idea to the point of actually writing it. A few years

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Posted in General Opinion

The Importance of Proofreading

I recently read a book in which a male character felt dizzy and swayed. A female character grabbed him by his anus. What’s that you say? She grabbed his anus? That’s right; the text said she grabbed his anus. After

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Posted in Writing Fiction

The Story in Three Acts

Most fiction is based on three acts, although I suppose you could have more. Fiction should be like a hill. Act I takes you to the base of the hill. Act II is the actual hill and Act III is

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Posted in Writing Fiction

Writing Blogs

The first thing you need to consider when starting a blog is why you want to start a blog. In my case, I wanted to display my writing. I think I’m doing all right with that, but I know there

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Posted in General Opinion

The Most Important Element of Plot

So which plot element is most important? I think it is a dead heat. Setting is important because it gives us a sense of where we are. We aren’t floating in a vacuum we are in a place. Characters are important

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