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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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Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Life Changes

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? I didn’t. I resolved last year to never do that again. It puts too much pressure on a person to make New Year’s resolutions and stick to them. That’s why there

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The Seven Stages of Writing pt. 2

The fourth stage of writing is plotting. Some writers make detailed plot outlines, others just dive in and write. The former are meticulous and the latter actually plot in their heads and go with that. The former have a firm

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Blogging

Blogs take many forms from the text only, such as mine to the totally video. Yes, I think of YouTube as a kind of video blog site. I know that it isn’t strictly blogging, but it helps to show what

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False Memories

Science fiction is fond of implanting false memories into people – ok, characters. They don’t do it to real people. It’s impossible to do that, right? Wrong, it’s very possible and we often do it to ourselves. False memories are

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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

FFL: The Interrogation July 2012

From: Agent Storm To: Mr. Whiskers at HQ Date: 8 July 2012 Subject: The Interrogation and the Thunder Noises I don’t remember much of what happened during the second interrogation. That is unusual. Usually they only take us for interrogation

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Secrets

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “There must be some narrowness in the soul that compels one to have secrets.” I thought it was an interesting observation and I wish I could ask Mr. Thoreau why he thought keeping secrets indicated a

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Perfection

The Spanish painter, Salvador Dali said, “Have no fear of perfection — you’ll never reach it.” I used to strive for perfection. I wouldn’t even try new things for fear that I would not be perfect at them. I’ve matured

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War: What have We Humans Learned

We humans have waged war for centuries. It’s not the same war, or is it? What do we fight wars for? In the past, we had men who were great leaders conquering their neighbors for land. The more land a

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