I started designing some Christmas cards to send to my family this year, and as usual, I got carried away! If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I have a penchant (or a totally amateur obsession) with botany, especially 19th-century botany. I decided to create some cards that celebrated all the… Read More
The knowledge that writing fast doesn’t mean writing bad, was one of the most important lessons I learned from NaNoWriMo. In fact, many famous novels and novellas were written in just a few weeks: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, Matthew Lewis’s The Monk, H. Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines, as well as many other works… Read More
Creative Writer Worksheet – Last Thing I Wrote (PDF) Do you find yourself following this pattern…? 1. You finish a writing project and feel great about your accomplishment. 2. A few hours later, you begin to doubt your ability. Maybe you think of something specific that doesn’t match up to your original idea. 3. The… Read More
Creative Writer Worksheet – Writing Playlist (PDF) Music is probably the best tool we have for changing our mood, and thanks to film scores and soundtracks, it’s also become the perfect aid to visualisation. Use this worksheet to create your ultimate writing mixtape. Block out the boisterous world and get down to some creative business!
Creative Writer Worksheet – Writing Memoirs (PDF) This week’s worksheet is for the memoirists among us – those writers whose lives are their masterpiece. Or is that every one of us, after all? “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live” – Henry David Thoreau.