How to write a book

3 Secrets To Simplicity In Your Writing Process

We often speak about the power of writing simply. We understand how that translates on the page, in the written work. What we don’t often speak about is how simplicity in the process of writing is just as important. For me, I know I waste…

The Surprising Truth Of Finding Your True Story in Sorrow

When I was in my twenties, I had a perceptive psychiatrist. She was Polish, soft-spoken, but completely honest.  Something she said to me has stayed with me for more than twenty-five years. ‘That empty feeling you’re feeling inside is sorrow.’ This sounded bleak to a…

10 Powerful Recurring Themes In Children’s Stories

Superficially speaking, children like stories that include adventure, mystery, excitement, discovery, daring, novelty, and humour. At the core, children want three basic elements in a story: suspense, characters who are believable, and characters who act to solve problems. We find our themes in the problems.…

4 Ways To Rediscover Joy As A Writer

One way to get past writer’s block is to rediscover our sense of joy as a writer. We often get so bogged down in the swamp of life, the quicksand that becomes a week, trying to keep our nose above water, that we don’t look…

Character Interview – A Worksheet For Beginners

If you're looking for a starting point for creating a character, you will enjoy this worksheet. Lee White's character interview will kickstart your journey into your character's past. If you are looking for more in-depth questionnaires, please have a look at these: The Only Character Questionnaire…
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