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    It All Begins With The First Chapter

    Magic happens when your fingers start blazing over the keyboard, typing away words, drafting sentences, paragraph after paragraph. The first chapter of your Act One is finished and you feel like you’ve climbed a small hill, headed for the top of the mounting. You should be proud of this act of bravery, but then you give your First Chapter a read-through and you realize that you could have done a better job. Writers, after all, are some of the some self-criticizing creatures, dissecting and examining each word until their head spins and they’re ready to give up!

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    Useful Research Tools For Writers

    Part of my writing routine is to research an idea before deciding on whether I should invest time into writing a story board. Some ideas are just that ideas – they sound good but don’t aways transform into books. And that’s okay. Researching an idea to means going beyond the search engines and delving into the fine details that otherwise are easily missed. A writer should be able to navigate open source networks, fill out a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and track down sources who would be wi