Writing Worksheet – Things I Love in Stories (PDF) Fill out this worksheet and keep it in your writing journal. Whenever you feel yourself growing bored with your work in progress, take it out and add a dash of something you love to brighten up your writing.
I first saw a necklace of this kind at Accessorize and was instantly taken by its genius. It came (theoretically) with all 26 letters of the English alphabet, plus the ones that were already arranged on the chain to spell, ‘make your own’. Amusingly, my box was missing the letters B and S, and when… Read More
Writing Worksheet – Love Your Antagonist (PDF) Your antagonist* is sick of being compared to your protagonist. Give him / her some love with this worksheet. Also works for your real-life antagonists! * While this worksheet has been designed for antagonists who are characters, remember that this needn’t always be the case!
Writing Worksheet – Escaping a tight spot (PDF) Whether your character is locked up in a dungeon with her hands chained to the wall, or she’s hemmed in by the walls of your plot closing in around her, this worksheet will come to the rescue! It works! I used this worksheet to save my heroine when… Read More
As my time on the Aegean wings to a close, I’m enjoying some roof-top writing, watching the sun set behind black pines -not Pinus nigra, but the irregular, unstately Pinus brutia– “their fretted summits tipped with cones“. Writing in unusual places could certainly become a divertissement, if not a competitive sport. I wonder what cognitively… Read More