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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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Journaling

My journal is not a report of day-to-day activities. It could be, but it isn’t. no, my journal is free writing. That’s the writing exercise where you sit down and just write what comes into your head and put it

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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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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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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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Seasonal Musings

It’s autumn. School has started for the kids in my neighborhood. I’ve gone back to school, myself – taking free online courses. I took one during the summer, which was interesting, and am now studying another topic. I don’t think

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Writing Blogs

The first thing you need to consider when starting a blog is why you want to start a blog. In my case, I wanted to display my writing. I think I’m doing all right with that, but I know there

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Marathons

NaNoWriMo is a marathon in the writing world. People wonder why we do it. We do it for a variety of reasons. The first time I did it, it was to see if I could. I found that I could

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Preparing for NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo starts in eight days. I started working on the background for this year’s NaNoWriMo project last January. I had an idea for a story and started developing it, finishing the work in September. Yes, it took me that long.

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NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is a yearly challenge to writers to write a novel in the month of November. You can read more about it at the official website of NaNoWriMo. My strategy is to be prepared every year. I try to be

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