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Writer’s Block

This week, I’m returning to Writer’s Block. That’s because I have been suffering from it for a while, now. I have forced my writing and sometimes, it showed. Writers block is the term for when a writer can’t seem to

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Cubing As A Way To Analyze A Scene

I have to admit that I’m not too familiar with the brainstorming technique of cubing. From what I have learned so far, it’s method where you must think of six sides to an issue. This can be helpful in deciding

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Word Association

Another brainstorming technique is word association. The definaition is “the spontaneous production of other words in response to a given word.” It’s a great tool for writing because it can done as a game and could spark ideas. Tod do

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Star Bursting

Star bursting is a form of brainstorming done by taking a topic and generating questions. Write the questions you want to generate on the points of a six-point star. They are Who? What? Where? How? When and Why? That’s the

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Timed Writing

Timed free writing as a brainstorming technique can take many forms. This is a valuable tool in your brainstorming kit. To do it, you sit down with your preferred form of writing. Set a timer for the length of time

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Mind Maps

One of the best brainstorming techniques is the mind map. A versatile tool, you can use it on your own or with a partner, or as part of a group of people. This is because a mind map is a

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Brainstorming, When To Do It

There are several times when brainstorming is the only option you have. Even if you have a topic to write about, you often need to think about how to write about your topic. Often, though, you are searching for an

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Balancing Writing and Life

I know I’ve talked about finding time to write before. I told you how to sit down and write a list of the things you do every day and the times you do it so you can find the gaps.

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Breaking A Project Down

When you have a large project to do, it’s a good idea to examine it first. Find out what steps you need to do to do it. This is often easier than you would think. For example, in writing a

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Balanced Writing

One of my biggest fears while I’m writing is that there isn’t enough action in the story. There needs to be more than people talking. They need to be doing something. But, a story where things are always happening are

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