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Tips on: the beginning

Saving pieces of stories

A tip about squirreling away pieces of stories

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An invented word, XX

A tip about filling frustrating holes with a temporary word

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The joys of inventing a story

A tip about inventing every joyous detail in a story

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The imagination muscle

A tip about building a rippling “imagination muscle”

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Describing injured characters

A tip about describing the outside and the inside of an injured character

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Battles:  what are they actually about?

A tip about telling readers what the different sides stand for, before they go into battle

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The title that tempts, the title that tells the story

A tip about thinking up magnificent titles

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Copying the masters… word for word

A tip about copying the work of masters to learn what they figured out

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“He tripped.”

A tip about short sentences, how much they matter, and how easy they make writing feel

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What is your main character’s gift?

A tip about giving main characters talents

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