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Writing Daily

Having a daily writing routine is good. Every writer has their own writing routine. Mine is to start with a half hour to an hour of free writing in my journal. I sit in my living room, my laptop in

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Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Finding Time To Write

Often, the biggest challenge to a writer is simply finding the time in a busy life to actually write. One of the first things you need to consider is how much time do you need or want to devote to

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Journaling to Practice Your Writing

Everyone has to practice. Professional athletes practice their sports. Musicians practice their instruments or singing. Actors rehearse, which is simply just another word for practice. Writers need to practice as well. There’s a reason the phrase “practice makes perfect” is

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Taking a Break

Our power went out in the windstorm we had a few weeks ago. I woke up to no power. I was still able to go for my walk, which was less enjoyable due to the noise from all the generators

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Practicing

Writing is like anything else that you do. If you want to do it well, you have to practice. Some people write stories to practice their craft. They do endless writing exercises and that works for them. Sometimes it works

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Pierre Robert, My 7th Great Grandfather

Pierre ROBERT was my 7th great grandfather. He was born 21 September 1671 in Ste Famille, Boucherville, Chambly, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of Louis ROBERT and Marie BOURGERY. He married Angelique PTOLEMEE on 27 January 1697/98 in Lachine,

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Posted in Family History, Hobbies

Research Journals

If you are working on a long-term project and need to do research on it, it’s a good idea to have a research journal. That’s a journal where you record where you searched, what you looked for, and what you

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