Writing Worksheet – Fixing Plot Holes (PDF) Plot holes are almost inevitable at some stage in any piece of longer writing, and in my experience, fixing them can be the most disheartening job of the writer. Print out this worksheet, pour yourself a drink and sit down to untangle those snags!
I have become completely enamoured of Tom Hanks’ new typewriter app. A little strange, considering I own my grandfather’s old typewriter and it never sees the light of day! I suppose all writers must harbour some nostalgia towards these outdated machines, and though it is difficult to decide whether the idea of such an app… Read More
Writing Worksheet – City Building (PDF) Three pages of questions to help bring your fictional city to life. I’ve always been fascinated by the way cities develop; how they evolve defences, infrastructure, boundaries, and districts. Where they’re built, what they’re built on, why they’re built where they’re built, who they’re built by… All these questions… Read More
As your train approaches the station, or else over the wall opposite platform 7, you can glimpse the top of Shrewsbury Jail, with its bust of prison reformer John Howard. A.E. Housman memorably wrote of the jail in A Shropshire Lad, despite never having visited Shropshire. They hang us now in Shrewsbury jail: The whistles… Read More
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.