How to write a book

7 Ways To Outline A Plot: The Ultimate Infographic

There are many ways to create a plot outline for your novel. "Outlines can be: 50-page detailed plans A reworking of The Hero’s Journey A simple series of index cards with a list of characters, major scenes and sequels Structured timelines A series of character questionnaires showing…

The Big 5 Personality Traits

Building The Psychology Of Your Characters Is your character over confident or narcissistic?  Are they stubborn or neurotic? Are they open to adventure or closed off to new experiences? Who are they at the core? If you’re not sure, you could use the Big Five…

One Of A Kind – Embracing Your Uniqueness As A Writer

I’m always surprised, and delighted, at the way delegates interpret writing exercises during class on Writers Write. No two are ever the same. Some are dramatic or clever, others quirky or funny. I love hearing them read aloud. I love seeing the reaction of the…

10 Reasons Why You’re NOT A Writer …

You’re not a writer because you put pretty words on a page. You’re a writer because you create stories people will never forget. You’re not a writer because you have superpowers. You’re a writer because you work super hard at the craft of storytelling. You’re…

Perfect Scene Templates To Help You Plot Your Book

Over the past four weeks, I have written about mastering scenes and sequels. I have covered the basics of scenes and sequels, the anatomy of a scene, and the anatomy of a sequel. In today's post, I have included two templates to help you plot these…

The 13 Secrets To Great Characters

In a recent article, psychologists claim that the average person has 13 secrets at any given time – five of which they’ve never shared with anyone. It’s an intriguing premise – and it got me thinking. What are the secrets I’ve never shared? Well, I don’t…
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