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Paragraph variation

Paragraph variation is just as important as sentence variation. A long string of paragraphs with the same number of sentences or words makes for dull reading. Pick a page in the last book you enjoyed and examine it. You will

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Writing Prompts

Today’s WordPress prompt is ‘locked’. Toasted Cheese has this one, “another naked selfie?” Sometimes writing prompts inspire me and sometimes they don’t. So I am looking at the rest of the month’s writing prompts for April. Hmm, here’s one, “There’s

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Seven Stages of Writing

The seven stages of writing are generating an idea, world building, character development, plotting, writing, revising, and publishing. That assumes that you plan to publish of course. These stages are actually processes. Before you can write anything, you have to

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Taking Good Notes

When I was in high school, I took a typing class. I should have taken a stenography class at the same time, except I don’t remember them offering such a class. It would have good to take such a class.

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Mind Maps

A mind map is a tool for solving problems. It can be as simple a blank piece of paper that you doodle on as you brainstorm ideas, or it can be a computer program like Microsoft’s Vision or Project. Prices

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Blogging

Blogs take many forms from the text only, such as mine to the totally video. Yes, I think of YouTube as a kind of video blog site. I know that it isn’t strictly blogging, but it helps to show what

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Free Writing

Free writing is just what it sounds like. It is a writing exercise where you sit down and write. It sounds easy, doesn’t it, and yet so many of us struggle with it. The secret is to have something in

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