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Using Fan Fiction As A Writing Exercise

Fan fiction is the practice of writing stories for your favorite TV shows, movies, books, etc. These usually use the worlds, characters and norms created by someone else. This is perfectly legal as long as you don’t claim it as

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Background Tools

I use several tools when I’m developing a story. There are two word documents I created. The first, I called Project Development sheet and one I call World Building Document. I have them pre-created in that there are headings and

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Plotting with a timeline

One of the most underused tools in a writer’s toolbox is the time line. This can be a very elaborate creation or just a simple list of scenes and dates. It can be a detailed as chronicling events hour to

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Plots And Subplots

A subplot is a mini plot. These types of plot can enhance the premier plot of your story by breaking the action up. Nothing enhances tension like a suspenseful cliffhanger or a series of cliffhangers. To weave subplots into your

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Writing Preparations

There are two aspects to the preparations for writing. One is physical. You can write if you are uncomfortable, but it is so much easier to write when you are comfortable. So you want your writing space to be comfortable,

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