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Scenes are the building blocks of stories. They have structure of their own. They have beginnings, middles, and ends. Except for the first scene in a story, the beginning of a scene should hook the reader, just like the beginning

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When Goals Can Be Harmful

Setting goals if very good for you, for the most part. There are times when goals can be harmful. I’m talking about goals that are not achievable. For a goal to be good, it has to be realistic. If you

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Developing a Writing Project Schedule

For me, writing is a business for the most part. You have to have a schedule to keep yourself on track. that said, you should keep that schedule flexible. Don’t lock yourself into any particular piece at any particular time.

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Setting Goals

We all have goals in life. We may not formally break them down and state them formally, but we have goals. We all want something. That something is a goal. The trick with setting a goal, is to make that

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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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Writing Retreat

I recently went on a writing retreat. I didn’t have the money to go anywhere so I just planned to stay home and write, revise really. My process is to write without revising to get the rough draft, and then

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New Year’s Resolutions

Almost everyone makes New Year’s resolutions. Some people (like me) do it for the entire month of January, not just the first hour of the first day. Like everyone else, I usually make some that I know I won’t keep.

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A colonoscopy is not fun. I’m not one hundred percent sold on them being necessary, but I did it anyway. After all the doctors are the ones who went to school to learn about the human body. I don’t want

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The Battle of the Points

You can achieve great goals by setting smaller ones. Sometimes the step-by-step method works. I have lost a further two and four tenths of a pound over this last week. That makes a total weight loss over the last two

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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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