This is officially my 100th post. So to commemerate this historic event I felt I should give some sage and wonderful wisdom about writing or publishing that I have acquired over the years.

Of course, I can’t think of anything.

Dum, de, dum, dum.

Oh, wait, I’ve got it.

Unless you are at the end of your work, never write down everything in your head. Always leave a little something like the next plot point or an interesting character detail in your head. (Now, if you think you might forget it, make a note. I’m not saying you should lose this idea.) What I mean is that you shouldn’t write until the inkwell’s dry. Leave a little something in your mind for the ol’ noggin to chew around on. You’ll be amazed the next day with what it will come up with. Your story may take a whole new direction. I know mine have.

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