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Writing 102: 2-E I Should Have Taken A Left At Albuquerque

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, November 19, 2012, In : Writing 102 

In the Writing 101 3-A lesson we covered research, and putting place holders where you knew you'd need further research. These are markers for information you need, such as research. For example, in The Violin Case I thought something was fishy about people staying awake with concussions when I never had to, so I left a place holder by highlighting all the relevant text in orange, denoting I should research it later.


After color-coding your conflict and hero myth steps and placeholders, your ...

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Writing 101: 3-B Screw Feng Shui, I Practice the Ancient Art of Ikea

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, June 28, 2012, In : Writing 101 

We're here at an often over-looked but crucial step in the writing process. It's the one thing all writers (myself included) and bad at: organizing. Yet people who are organized know how much time it saves, and that's what we need.

We never know when we'll run out of time


At each step I'm going to write out directions for digital and hard copy organization. Despite the digital age some of us do better with hard copy as we're kinesthetic learners and hard copy helps. Some of us also have smal...

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Writing 101: 3-A Applying Magnets to Needles in Haystacks

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, June 24, 2012, In : Writing 101 

Welcome to the 3 series of writing 101. Here are the strategies for making writing easier. Today we're on research. A word of warning about research: try to do what your outline tells you you need to research before you start writing the story. If when writing something comes up you need to research the details of, mark it and continue writing. Do not stop to research in the middle of a story!

Research used to be like searching through this...but now we have computers and the Interwebs!



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Writing 101: 2-F Combing the Desert

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, June 21, 2012, In : Writing 101 

We are at the final step requiring you to edit your Outline. Here comes the research.

Noooo! The horror, the horror! Keep calm, how to research comes later, now we're organizing research and minimizing it to remove some of the pain    Credit

In Writing 101: 1- we covered inspiration, in 101 2- we wrap up creating materials for guidance with this lesson, and in our next lesson we move on to 101: 3- where we cover the things you'll need to know when you start writing your manuscript. At this p...

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