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Five Minutes

What can you do with five minutes of free time? You can write a little bit. Do some editing. Do a bit of exercising. Think of ideas for parties, stories, or whatever. You can brush your teeth, or hair. You

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Getting Active

My activity monitor is not just for the time I spend at the gym. I actually never go to a gym. I don’t have a gym membership. It tracks my activity twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. That’s

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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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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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Developing a Plot

There are many schools of thought on that. Some people develop their plots on the fly. Others plan it down to the smallest detail. I’m somewhere in the middle. I plan my plots, describe the scenes, and write the scenes

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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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