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Transition words

First we examine what transition words are, the words that push your story forward. Next we examine how they are used. Honestly if you didn’t already noticed, I used two transition words in these sentences! Add information ‘for instance, when you show an example, or “below” you will find a list of these type of words and the categories they fall under.

They keep order, of First and last, but let’s hope we don’t get into a Who’s on 1st discussion.  They compare things and not ‘in the same way’ metaphors  or similes do. Emphasize your point “which in fact”, make you see the big fat period at the end of the argument “like” the old talk to the hand gesture.  So

here’s the list of the words to use to transition print it,laminate it and refer to it if you are stuck

Now how to use them is up to you.

Transition Words

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2017 in Creative writing, Lists, Writing

 

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52 Week Writing Challenge

Here’s an idea for us busy bodies who can never seem to get our writing in!

Instead of trying to get so much time in a day, do a little each day for a week. Write short stories, even if its only 1 page front and back, write for 5 minutes, poems whatever you think of. Don’t forget to shut the world out, especially out of mind. Make a character sketch for someone you see during lunch at work, or outside in the park.

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7 steps to the perfect story

In honor of NaNoWriMo coming (November) I thought I’d prepare those of you who are participating. For those that don’t know about National Novel Writing Month go to

Nanowrimo.com (or it may be .org I forget)

November’s posts will be themed to helping you with your book (even if not in participating as can be a bit stressful)

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Story Wordage

reference guide for how many words you need to write your story idea

reference guide for how many words you need to write your story idea

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2016 in Creative writing, Focus, Help, Lists

 

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10 Style Guides for all forms of writing

I came across this image on  Pintrest unfortunately the site Squidoo which it said it was originally on, is no longer available, I know first hand as I used to write on that site.

In honor of back to school I thought this guide to writing guides would be helpful not only for students hut even those who are pros, always good to gave some reference help at hand.

"The top 10 style guides for writers and authors. (Use this graphic any way you want, as long as you do not alter it. Resizing is okay) Designed by Brian Scott, www.FreelanceWriting.com"

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2016 in Creative writing, Help, Writing

 

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The Five Minute Journal

Want to start a journal but not sure what to do with it?  You can check more out in my “How to use a journal’ pages (so far 2  pages on journals are posted) of all the different themes there are, as well as ideas and more.

You can have one general journal to keep all your thoughts, stories, Life moments, Poems, Movie,tv, book product reviews even recipes.   Try finding a pocket sized one for the year or those moleskine type ones. (Something the thicker the better so you can hopefully just have one or 2 a year. I’ve  tried this out Moleskine 2016 Daily Planner, 12M, Extra Small, Black, Hard Cover (2.5 x 4)

Or you can do them by theme, or if you still have no idea or need some help what to write, there are journals that come with ideas for topics for that day called prompts. There are others of the sort that are for lists.

What is a journal? It can be anything you want! it can be a personal diary that you tell everything to, it can be work on a project, note for or the story itself. Poems or you can just make a doodle sketch one out of a journal. Mine is across between a journal & a smash book! If you are having a problem at work or school with someone.. write it all down. Keep it with you or in your locker. You can even have a friend(witnesses) write their side of the story in it as well. Keep track of your pain & how you manage it, also track your diet & fitness there are some Ideas on my Beauty blog . There are Sentence a day journals, or a short paragraph to sum up whatever you want.  Use different colors for different topics, entertainment etc.

Find a style that suits you… I personally Recommend the Moleskin Brand but there are plenty I love on Amazon (You can find them in the pages on Journaling in the menu)

http://www.fiveminutejournal.com/

 

Here’s the Travel Theme journal mentioned in Last Weeks post

Here’s a beach theme (a good idea for just writing up what beaches you traveled to what you did or not like about them,even if you are going to write a short story, or a small novel with a beach theme they will inspire you.

This Roadtrip Journal will inspire you with it’s template also journaling is great when its a rainy day on your Vacation or roadtrip and if you would prefer a spiral bound one

Know someone going to Summer camp? This is a cute journal (for the girls at least)  Or This eco friendly one could be used for anyone

 

 

 

 

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Description Lists for Colors

One of my Followers posted this to their blog and I thought it would be a great Idea to post for you all for your stories and descriptions of characters and just general writing (journals?)

World of Horror

Today I want to introduce some complete lists of colors for using in your writing.

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Here’s another one:

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Eye color:

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Hair color:

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Hope you enjoy these lists!

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