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Journaling to Practice Your Writing

Everyone has to practice. Professional athletes practice their sports. Musicians practice their instruments or singing. Actors rehearse, which is simply just another word for practice. Writers need to practice as well. There’s a reason the phrase “practice makes perfect” is

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Themes

I learned something new the other day. Not every culture sees a man in the moon. My culture sees a man. Other cultures see animals, a rabbit, in the case of the Chinese. When considering themes in your writing, it’s

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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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Story Development

You start with an idea. then you expand it by answering some questions about your idea. the first and most important question is what is your story about? this is your log logline for the story, be it a short

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Writing Methods–What Works For Me

I put the bare bones of my characters in the Mini-bio and expand them in my notes and in the charts. It gives me a very advanced and well developed – I hope – character. It’s what works for me,

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Writer’s Block

I ran out of words the other day, while writing in my journal. Why does that happen? What dries up my word pool? I don’t know. I do know that when that happens, the best thing I can do is just

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