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Sentence Variation

Sentence sameness is boring. If you have all your sentences the same length and structure, you have boring prose, no matter how exciting the topic. Good prose has good sentence variation. Look over your current work and make sure that

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Paragraph variation

Paragraph variation is just as important as sentence variation. A long string of paragraphs with the same number of sentences or words makes for dull reading. Pick a page in the last book you enjoyed and examine it. You will

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Prioritized Lists

In any project, there are goals. You have to set them first. The larger the goal, the bigger the project, the more you need to break the project down into smaller pieces. The next step is prioritizing those pieces. What

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Your Character’s Financial Health

In our discussion of character development, I talked about our characters’  fitness and health. you also have to consider that. Are your characters good with their money? Are they wealthy or do they live paycheck to paycheck? are they homeless,

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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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Timed Writing

Sometimes when I’m writing, the words just don’t want to come to me. I try to keep writing through those times. I use a variety of methods to get the words out. I often just set a timer and write

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A Word About Settings

Setting is an integral part of your story. Without setting the characters and the action are taking place in a vacuum. Life doesn’t take place in a vacuum. We have buildings, gardens, parks, beaches and other places where action takes

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