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You Can Fix a Lot in Revision

It’s true, you can fix a lot in revision. I am working on a case in point. I have a lot of work to do on the novel and I know that I need to fix several things before I

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Food Diaries, Exercise and Weight Loss

I’ve been keeping a food diary for the last couple of months now and it is depressing. I’m good as far as the fat content goes. I’m even keeping under my upper limit of two thousand calories a day. Sometimes,

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Flow charts and writing

I use a flow chart to plot my stories. I start with the beginning and give my characters a series of decisions. Then I try to figure out how many different results could come from each decision. The ones that

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Writer’s Block

I am blocked. It strikes every writer, regardless of who they are or what they once wrote. The dreaded writer’s block hits indiscriminately. There is only one cure for writer’s block. That is to force each word out into coherent

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The Past, The Present and The Future

I forgot my vitamins yesterday. I’ll live; it’s just that I failed to plan for that. It’s not even bad news, just more of an ‘oops’ kind of news. Oh well, yesterday is finished and there is little I can

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Automation

People automate too many things. It’s not always good to automate, because machines are not good at making decisions. I once read an article on job hunting that said that often companies create a program that scans resumes to narrow

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