Download This Worksheet (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. If your… Read More
Download This Worksheet (PDF) How to Kill a Character 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.
What differentiates “flash fiction prompts” from simply “writing prompts”? Essentially, nothing, but I endeavoured to make these prompts suitable to the short nature of flash fic; to moments of crisis and resolution. They are also useful for quick writing exercises, matutinal writerly calisthenics, and dares. I have tried to make the prompts as discrepant 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
Writing Worksheet – Fixing Plot Holes (PDF) How to Fill a Plot Hole 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!