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Backups

Today’s topics is backing up your work. Backing up your work is for your protection. OK, so you don’t want to tie up valuable computer or tablet space with a ton of backups. That’s fine. The back up should be

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Posted in General Opinion

Timed Writing for Brainstorming

Timed writing is not just for exercise. It can help you brainstorm as well. The principle is the same whether you are free writing or brainstorming. You just set a timer and jot down ideas as they come to you.

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Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Rambling in a Journal

A good writing exercise is to just sit down and write. The technical term for it is free writing. I call it rambling in my journal. A lot of my blogs start out as rambles in my journal. I often

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Posted in Fiction, Writing Techniques

Blog Schedule

Blog schedules are a way to organize a blog site. I use one to tell me when I should be writing a blog. this helps me to ensure that I have a blog to post every week. it has a

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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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Using Scrivener to Manage Blogs

I write my blogs in advance. I choose a topic and write about it. I have a system that works rather well. I use a program called Scrivener, which is available for a reasonable cost at Literature and Latte. They

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The Blank Page

A fresh page can be scary. That is, it can be scary when you are a writer confronted with one. That’s ok. All you have to do to conquer it is to write something on it. Write anything, it can

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