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Why scheduling sucks and how you can learn to write spontaneously Image

It's impossible to figure out how to outline any one aspect of your story in isolation. Instead, learn 3 ways to "bob and weave" from one to the next.

I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).

Writing Aid - words that describe someone's voice (Butterfly and Bear)

Download this A4 Printable writing aid - words that describe someone's voice

Writers Workshop Poster: 100 Colorful Words to Use in Place of "Said"

Handout or mini-poster on colorful words writers can use instead of "said." Students can put the b&w version in their writing notebooks for reference.

How to Grow As a Writer

Writing often feels like taking two steps forward and one step back (or worse, one forward and two back). As if that weren’t hard enough, naysayers keep claiming that writing is an in-born talent, rather than a transferable skill. Codswallop. I firmly believe that as long as you’re willing to put in the work and play the…

Warning: These 5 Points Will Help You Create Awesome Female Villains

Creating Credible Female Villains. Take everything we assume about a woman and sprinkle it with evil or a touch of insanity...great fun xkx