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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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Schedules

I use excel to create schedules for my writing project. I don’t schedule things down to the minute. I just schedule things to do each day. I use a schedule for writing this blog. I have a week to write,

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Organizing Your Writing With To-Do Lists

I use a to-do list software that can go across my devices. I have it on my computer and my phone. It’s called Wunderlist. I use it to make a list of things that I want to do each day.

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Revision

Today, I am going to talk about revising our work. Ernest Hemingway said, “The first draft of anything is shit.” He was right. While writing a first draft, the only goal is to get the story out and written down

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Writer’s Block

We’ve all faced it. The blank page with no words at all. Nowhere. It’s writer’s block and it can be scary. It can also be overcome. Notice, I said it could be overcome. I did not say it could easily

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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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What makes a good character?

That’s a very good question. The best characters are flawed. They are neither wholly good or wholly evil. They do their best with good or bad results. In short, they are like real people. They drink, swear, and lie. They

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