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The Benefits of Research

Nobody likes to look stupid. An author that doesn’t do their research properly can look stupid as well as lose readers. That’s never good. Research can make your writing much more real. To write about a particular place, if it’s

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Memory

I write myself notes all the time. I have the calendar app on my phone set to remind me of things I want to do later. I’m not always successful at following through on them, but I am getting better

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Research Notes

No matter what kind of research you are doing, you need to make clear, concise notes. I research my novels. I also do research into my family history. They are two completely different forms of research, but their notes have

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You Can Fix a Lot in Revision

It’s true, you can fix a lot in revision. I am working on a case in point. I have a lot of work to do on the novel and I know that I need to fix several things before I

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Using Scrivener to Manage Blogs

I write my blogs in advance. I choose a topic and write about it. I have a system that works rather well. I use a program called Scrivener, which is available for a reasonable cost at Literature and Latte. They

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Finding Time to Write

There is one thing I learned last November as I wrote my heart out for NaNoWriMo and that is that my hands are not strong enough to write for two hours straight. As part of my preparations for NaNoWriMo, I

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