How to Write: Day Two-the first paragraph

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How to Write: Day Two-the first paragraph

How to Write: Day Two-the first paragraph

Welcome back to How to Write–my little series of helpful tips and applications that will set you on the path to writing glory. If you missed it, here is the link to DAY ONE . So, just to recap, I have the story blurb written, a little sketch of each of the main characters, and a summary. And I finally eked out the first line. At this point I want to say I am ready to begin writing. Just a paragraph or two. Just enough to get a feel for this paper person and why she is leading the charge

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How to Write: Day One

How to Write: Day One

Here we are! Day one of HOW TO WRITE. I hope you are ready for this how to write series! I have drafted a very rough sketch of the characters, and where they are going to “play” in this story. I still do not know what is going to happen throughout, but that is okay, as I like to “discover” write some of my stories. It’s fun for me to learn things as I go. If you are more of a plotter, hang in there. I will likely have to stop the story at some point to do some plotting

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How a journaling helps a writer

I have begun a new thing. It is not a new thing to me nor will it be to you, but it is a new thing to the me that is living today. I am journaling. I began doing this as a sort of way to break my block. Yes, I do have it on occasion. I usually just start writing and let the muse unwind and it usually ends up being a short story or novella. But with How to Write a few days away, I knew I needed to free up my mind to create, and starting a

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What should I write about?

What should I write about?

Since How to Write is now a little more than a week away, I am considering this question that I hear so often. What should I write about? We all face this dilemma when we sit down to pen something. I personally keep a pretty lengthy list of folders in my Document section devoted to ideas. And when I have an idea, I write it out and save it over there. So when the time comes to begin something new, I have plenty of ideas to choose from. I am not going to discuss WHERE ideas come from because that

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How to Write–whhhhat?

How to Write–whhhhat?

Did you see my post about what is coming in July to the blog here? If not, you really should check out the last few posts. I am going to start a new series in July on how to write a book. I mean, a novel. I mean, a fiction book. Eh, you know what I mean. I am really excited about my putting this out there. I am going to be putting my head on the chopping block pretty much and inviting you to take a whack at it. No, I don’t relish being held accountable in that way.

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