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For my brainstorming session, I can do an Internet search for writing prompts or I can use one of my pocket muse books or the cat naps book that I got for Christmas. I can choose a number and make

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Using Agendas as Research Tools

If you’re like me and do research at libraries or online, you know how easy it is to get off track. I looked at various ways to focus my research activity. I took an online course on time management and

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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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Practicing

Writing is like anything else that you do. If you want to do it well, you have to practice. Some people write stories to practice their craft. They do endless writing exercises and that works for them. Sometimes it works

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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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Writer’s Block

I am blocked. It strikes every writer, regardless of who they are or what they once wrote. The dreaded writer’s block hits indiscriminately. There is only one cure for writer’s block. That is to force each word out into coherent

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Take a Mental Vacation

Taking a mental vacation can make you much more creative and productive. It can also benefit your problem solving ability. It’s not that easy to do, especially for people who find it hard to take a real vacation. I’m talking

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FFL: The Interrogation July 2012

From: Agent Storm To: Mr. Whiskers at HQ Date: 8 July 2012 Subject: The Interrogation and the Thunder Noises I don’t remember much of what happened during the second interrogation. That is unusual. Usually they only take us for interrogation

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Feline Freedom League May Report – Trouble and Pica

From: Agent Trouble To: Mr. Whiskers at HQ Date: 6 May 2012 Subject: Smells from Outsid3 They’ve started opening the access holes. We still cannot get out, but the smells of the outdoors can come in more often than the

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