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Daydreams as a tool

My writing process involves playing scenes in my head as daydreams. I use daydreaming to play out possible scenarios in my head to try to work out the most likely outcomes. It’s like running a simulation only the simulation is

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Posted in General Opinion

Keeping a Health Log

I have decided to keep a medical log. I’m going to put the times I was hospitalized in the medical history part of the log and keep track of the medications I am taking. There’s only one at the moment,

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Shedding the Couch Potato

I got a pedometer to help me lose weight, and I must say that I am a bit disappointed. It registers steps only when I hit my stride of about twenty-six inches. I think that’s an accurate calculation of my

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FFL: September Monthly Report

From: Agent Pica To: Mr. Whiskers at HQ Date: September 8, 2013 Subject: The Punishment The humans have reopened this place, much to my relief. We can get scents and clear sounds from outside again. They prevented us from getting

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Posted in Feline Freedom League Report

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

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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Self Publishing with Smashwords

Smashwords has some stringent rules that one must follow to publish through their site. It’s free, but you have to prepare your manuscript as carefully as you can. Oddly, the cover is actually a separate file. You need one to

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