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Background Tasks: Doing Your Homework

A lot goes into the planning of a piece of writing, whether fiction, or non fiction. It’s good to have your facts straight. You may work in a different manner. You still have background tasks you need to complete before

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Organization

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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Revision

Getting the story down on paper is the easier part. That sounds counter intuitive, but in my case, it’s true. I usually have a lot of talking heads. In the very first read through of the story, after I have

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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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