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Choosing Your Words

Words are powerful. They can make or break a piece of writing. The right words can shape your text into something powerful or reduce it to cosmic failure. Word choice involves repetition and complexity of meaning that can either enhance

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Put Your Writing on a Diet

Writing a piece is the first step where you take an idea and expand it into a story. Once you finish the story, you are only half done. You still have to look at the piece and revise it. You

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Repetition In Writing

A small amount of repetition can help emphasize points and complement your righting but too much is boring. If you are like me, you likely over used a word or two in your writing. Most word processing software include mechanisms

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Writer’s Block

Writers block is the bane of all writers. You sit there, staring at a blank word processor, its cursor blinks evilly at you. Or maybe it is accusing you of being stupid. Rest assured, that blinking cursor is not evil.

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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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The Seven Stages of Writing pt. 2

The fourth stage of writing is plotting. Some writers make detailed plot outlines, others just dive in and write. The former are meticulous and the latter actually plot in their heads and go with that. The former have a firm

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Research Notes

No matter what kind of research you are doing, you need to make clear, concise notes. I research my novels. I also do research into my family history. They are two completely different forms of research, but their notes have

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