The Fool’s Journey (Part 1)

What is the Fool’s Journey? The ‘Fool’s Journey’ is the term coined by Eden Gray to describe the story of the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Unfortunately, Gray’s own account of the journey is merely a rushed appendix to A Complete Guide to the Tarot, and in the absence of an “authoritative” version (if it isn’t a fool’s journey

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Writing a Pep Talk - NaNoWriMo Worksheet

Writing a Pep Talk

Are you in need of a pep talk right now? Or maybe your characters are, whether in a private conversation with a mentor, or on a crowded sports pitch, or on a field before battle. Or perhaps it’s your readers who await encouragement, motivation, incentive, impetus, ignition…

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The Ordinary World Household - The Character at Home

The Character at Home

The character’s home is often the main setting of the Ordinary World, and the environment in which the reader first encounters them. The people the character lives with at the beginning of the story not only help shape the character, they also help create the Stasis (beginning) state and the Resolution (end) state that define the character’s development arc, and also set the story in motion.

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How to Introduce a Character

Character Introductions

This worksheet offers a very simple formula to help you decide how your character will meet your audience. Imagine you, your character, and your reader are attending a party together. How would you introduce your character? What would you want the reader to know, and how could you communicate this information for best effect?

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Character Log - How to Keep Track of Characters

Character Log

If you’re writing a long story or a novel, a character log is a simple solution to help you track details about your characters that you might find difficult to remember and keep consistent. You’ll also find it indispensable when you come to edit!

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How to Write Your Fastest Story Ever

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

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Writing a Pep Talk - NaNoWriMo Worksheet

Writing a Pep Talk

Are you in need of a pep talk right now? Or maybe your characters are, whether in a private conversation with a mentor, or on a crowded sports pitch, or on a field before battle. Or perhaps it’s your readers who await encouragement, motivation, incentive, impetus, ignition…

Read More »
The Ordinary World Household - The Character at Home

The Character at Home

The character’s home is often the main setting of the Ordinary World, and the environment in which the reader first encounters them. The people the character lives with at the beginning of the story not only help shape the character, they also help create the Stasis (beginning) state and the Resolution (end) state that define the character’s development arc, and also set the story in motion.

Read More »
How to Introduce a Character

Character Introductions

This worksheet offers a very simple formula to help you decide how your character will meet your audience. Imagine you, your character, and your reader are attending a party together. How would you introduce your character? What would you want the reader to know, and how could you communicate this information for best effect?

Read More »
Character Log - How to Keep Track of Characters

Character Log

If you’re writing a long story or a novel, a character log is a simple solution to help you track details about your characters that you might find difficult to remember and keep consistent. You’ll also find it indispensable when you come to edit!

Read More »
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