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The Ending (Writing Worksheet Wednesday)

Writing Worksheet – Endings (PDF) In honour of NaNoWriMo, this month’s worksheets will have one purpose: to increase your word count by hook or by book. The final writing worksheet in this marvellous month of November is inspired by the last virtual NaNoWriMo write-in. Imagining the best endings for each of your characters is a…

Quotable - Bonni Goldberg

Quotable - Bonni Goldberg

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Fighting (Writing Worksheet Wednesday)

Creative Writing Worksheet – Fighting (PDF) Conflict is great for the plot in general, but nothing’s better than a good fight scene to increase tension and provide the perfect opportunity for a try/fail cycle. This worksheet will help you brainstorm some ideas for your fight scene, whether it’s verbal, physical or something in between. >…

Make Trouble (Writing Worksheet Wednesday)

Creative Writing Worksheet – Make Trouble (PDF) The trouble with writers is that they’re sometimes too nice to their characters. Unfortunately, while this is admirable practice in real life, it hardly makes for a good story. Use this worksheet to brainstorm ways to make the worst case scenario even worse. It’s character-building stuff! Tweet:“Make trouble…

Antagonist worksheet

Anti-Heroes: What They Are and How to Write Them

Writers like to use colors. We like to describe sunsets, mention what particular shade a character's eyes are, and use blue as a way to convey sadness. Oranges, purples, reds, yellows. We use them all to give depth to our stories. But what about the color grey? That's one that writers either adore or shy away from. Personally, I like grey. Grey stories, dark heroes, antagonists with moral compasses. Grey always seems to lend a depth to stories, probably because it is more reflective of our…

Unlikable Protagonist - The Manuscript Shredder

The unlikeable protagonist. Tips for writing jerks your readers will love.

In the graduate department where I once taught freshmen and sophomores the rudiments of college English, it became common practice  to include Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus on many an Intro to Lit syllabus, along with a viewing of Julie Taymor’s flamboyant film adaptation.

74 Ways Characters Die in Shakespeare’s Plays Shown in a Handy Infographic: From Snakebites to Lack of Sleep

In the graduate department where I once taught freshmen and sophomores the rudiments of college English, it became common practice to include Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus on many an Intro to Lit syllabus, along with a viewing of Julie Taymor’s flamboyant film adaptation.

The Best Way To Revise Your Novel — Tomi Adeyemi | Author - Speaker - Teacher

The Best Way To Revise Your Novel — Tomi Adeyemi | Author - Speaker - Teacher

You did it. After weeks, or months, or years, you finally finished that first draft. It was probably rough and there may have been a few tears, but you made it through. Hopefully you took the time to celebrate and ordered your cinnastix from dominoes, because now the ugly part begins. When you’re

Every Story is the Same - YouTube

Every Story is the Same

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3 Act Structure - Story Structure Tips - Screenwriting - YouTube

3 Act Structure - Story Structure Tips - Screenwriting

We cover 3 act structure, the main plot points in film structure, and the reasons why story structure is so important for screenwriting and filmmaking,GEAR U...

How I Stopped Sabotaging My Writing Goals: Confessions of a Late Bloomer

How I Stopped Sabotaging My Writing Goals: Confessions of a Late Bloomer

Despite long-standing aspirations of writing a book, initial successes with short stories and essays, and a healthy career in publishing, Andrea Jarrell published her first book at age 55. But of course, she got through it. Here, she shares her experiences and offers principles for achieving your writing goals.

From @tor.com - “Show, don’t tell”* is perhaps the most effective piece of advice a writer can follow—until it isn’t.

Showing, Telling, and the Limits of Adaptation: An Orwellian Case Study

“Show, don’t tell”* is perhaps the most effective piece of advice a writer can follow—until it isn’t. When it comes to the world-building of a science fiction or fantasy story, showing may be the m…