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Timed Writing for Brainstorming

Timed writing is not just for exercise. It can help you brainstorm as well. The principle is the same whether you are free writing or brainstorming. You just set a timer and jot down ideas as they come to you.

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Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Freeing Your Thoughts

If you have a problem to think through, you should spend some time gathering your thoughts. It can be beneficial. Usually, I need someplace quiet, although sometimes it helps if I have music or something. There is no right place

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Journaling

If you would like to keep a journal, just sit down and write for ten to fifteen minutes a day Set some time aside to do that. All you really need to do is write. I write about the weather

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Profile of Joseph DENEAU

Joseph Deneau was my fourth great grandfather. He lived in eighteenth century Canada. He was born 13 April 1733 in La Prairie, Quebec, New France, as Canada was known at the time. He was the son of François Xavier DENEAUand

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Posted in Family History, Hobbies

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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Posted in Writing Techniques

Disk Management

In a typical office, you need a filing system. Even home offices for family finances and business use some kind of filing system. If you don’t maintain that system properly, chaos will take over. I know. I’ve been there. Your

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Posted in General Opinion

Automation

People automate too many things. It’s not always good to automate, because machines are not good at making decisions. I once read an article on job hunting that said that often companies create a program that scans resumes to narrow

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