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The Writer’s Toolkit

Every writer has a toolkit, or toolbox, they use to create their work. It is unique to the writer. They create this tool kit from several parts, their vocabulary, their style and voice. They should also include their grasp on

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Vary Your Words

Words can be powerful things. When writing, the use of the exact right word is crucial tothe process. That said, you shouldn’t be in love with a particular word either. My mothertold me of a book she read in which

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Love What You Write

Writing can be an enjoyable experience or it can be a nightmare. It’s your choice. It doesn’t have to be a chore. The trick is to find a story you want to tell. Don’t worry about what’s selling, although that

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Word Choice

Have you ever read a book or story and wondered why the author chose the words they did? If you have, then the author failed. You popped out of the story because of questionable word choices. I once read a

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Total Immersion

What you are looking for in writing your scenes is the total immersion of your reader into the story. This is what the past few blogs have been leading up to. I designed them that way so I could use

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The flow of words

When you are writing, how do you visualize the words? Do they flow or come without effort? Or do you struggle with each one? Either way, you aren’t alone. I’ve strained over writing a piece, agonizing over each word. I’ve

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Word Count Goals–The Cons

Word count goals are wonderful tools, but it is a double edged one. There is a downside to setting a word count goal. The main danger is that the pressure to reach that goal gives the writer ulcers or panic

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Word Count Goals–The Pros

I write every day or try to. I keep a journal. In my opinion, keeping a journal is something every writer should do. That and setting a word count goal for a daily practice of writing. I use the journal

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When the Words don’t Flow

This is not an insurmountable problem. So great sentences aren’t forming. Make lousy ones. Pull the words out. Or push them out, if that’s how you visualize your writing process. If what you are writing is not coming easily, sit

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Word Choice

Word choice is important. As writers we write things. We build worlds, actions, and people using words as our building blocks. We build stories. To do that we need to use the right words. Words have meaning. They also have

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