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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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Story Problem Worksheet

Story Problem (Worksheet Wednesday)

A story problem is a simple way to envision your character’s plot arc. Choose your main problem, break it down into smaller challenges, allow the main solution to appear as the character tries to deal with these tasks.

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Daily Writing Exercise

Daily Writing Exercise

If you could do just one exercise a day in order to improve your writing skills, what would it be? That was the question I wanted to answer for our final journal worksheet this year. After all, practice and improvement are the reason we keep writing journals, right? The most exciting answer for me was

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Writing About Death

Writing About Death

Not everything needs to be a matter of life and death, but death is such an enormous part of life that we can’t long avoid it in our writing. You might want to use this worksheet as part of your shadow work, for worldbuilding, or for personal reflection. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS WORKSHEET (PDF)

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Problem Solving for Writers

Problem Solving Strategies for Writers

The most fun part of writing is problem solving. Every day I receive emails from writers bemoaning the fact that they’re stuck, they have “writer’s block“, they’ve lost interest in their current work in progress and have started a new project – on which, if they only knew it, they are about to get just

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Writing worksheet - Uncovering Assumptions

Uncovering Assumptions

Writing Journal Worksheet – Uncovering Assumptions (PDF) At first glance, assumptions might seem a strange choice for a writing worksheet – but you know the assaying… Here are a few ways that uncovering hidden assumptions can help you in your writing, and in your life… In your writing Use reader assumptions to generate suspense. For

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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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Story Problem Worksheet

Story Problem (Worksheet Wednesday)

A story problem is a simple way to envision your character’s plot arc. Choose your main problem, break it down into smaller challenges, allow the main solution to appear as the character tries to deal with these tasks.

Read More »
Daily Writing Exercise

Daily Writing Exercise

If you could do just one exercise a day in order to improve your writing skills, what would it be? That was the question I wanted to answer for our final journal worksheet this year. After all, practice and improvement are the reason we keep writing journals, right? The most exciting answer for me was

Read More »
Writing About Death

Writing About Death

Not everything needs to be a matter of life and death, but death is such an enormous part of life that we can’t long avoid it in our writing. You might want to use this worksheet as part of your shadow work, for worldbuilding, or for personal reflection. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS WORKSHEET (PDF)

Read More »
Problem Solving for Writers

Problem Solving Strategies for Writers

The most fun part of writing is problem solving. Every day I receive emails from writers bemoaning the fact that they’re stuck, they have “writer’s block“, they’ve lost interest in their current work in progress and have started a new project – on which, if they only knew it, they are about to get just

Read More »
Writing worksheet - Uncovering Assumptions

Uncovering Assumptions

Writing Journal Worksheet – Uncovering Assumptions (PDF) At first glance, assumptions might seem a strange choice for a writing worksheet – but you know the assaying… Here are a few ways that uncovering hidden assumptions can help you in your writing, and in your life… In your writing Use reader assumptions to generate suspense. For

Read More »
Worksheet Bundles
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