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Outlines

Outlining is a good tool for writing, whether you write fiction or nonfiction. Some people write their stories organically, letting it grow from their thoughts. I believe that they are outlining the work, they have an idea of where they

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Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Using Agendas as Research Tools

If you’re like me and do research at libraries or online, you know how easy it is to get off track. I looked at various ways to focus my research activity. I took an online course on time management and

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Axel Mauritz HENDRICKSON

Today’s blog is the profile of my grandfather, Axel Maurice HENDRICKSON. He was born 9 March 1895 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Swedish immigrants, Carl Mauritz HENDRICKSON and Amy Augusta PETERSON. The family were in Vermont for the 1900 US

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Posted in Family History, Hobbies

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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Posted in Writing Techniques

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

Pacing and Outlines in Writing

Pacing is very important in a mystery like the one I am currently working on, FCIS. It’s actually important in any kind of writing. If your pace is too quick, your story ends too soon. You have to pace a

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Posted in Writing Fiction
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