Writing Worksheet – Character Quirks (PDF) Interesting character quirks are responsible for some of the most memorable characters in fiction, but I think new writers sometimes forget that a quirk doesn’t make a character. It’s a good place to start though! The first page of this worksheet gives you some questions to develop character from quirk.… Read More
I’ve spent the weekend tinkering with my moodboard and I’m quite pleased with the way it looks. It stands on my desk, behind my laptop, as a pretty reminder of places I’ve been and things I love. There are many postcards from Kew, one from Persephone Books, one of Audrey Hepburn in a cloud of bougainvillea… Read More
Writing Worksheet – How to Kill a Character (PDF) All writers become murderous sooner or later, but it’s important to kill your character in the right way, at the right time and for the right reason. I hope this worksheet will help you premeditate the perfect coup de grâce.
Writing flash fiction is a terribly satisfying way to spend an hour or two. For your fleet-fingered effusions, I’ve collated all my Twitter flash fiction prompts into a handy ebook. You will find two sizes of the ebook for download, both with ample room for notes. Download as an A4 PDF file: Flash Fiction Prompts Ebook Download as… Read More
A.E. Stalling’s Presto Manifesto! Jack Kerouac’s Belief & Technique for Modern Prose. Natalie Goldberg’s ‘Rules of Writing Practice’ in Wild Mind. Charles Bernstein’s Manifest Aversions, Conceptual Conundrums, & Implausibly Deniable Links. Copyblogger’s 10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer. Keri Smith’s How to be an Explorer of the World. What’s the difference between a writing manifesto… Read More