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How to Write a Novel - Character Series - The 9 Essential Character Elements Worksheet

Welcome to Week 7 of 52 Weeks of 52 Kick Ass Writing Tools! Today I am going to share my 9 Character Element Worksheet With You Question:  What’s the ultimate goal when writing characters? Answer:  Writing a character that pops off the page, that... (more...)

How to Write a Novel - 20 Master Plots by Tobias

Welcome to week  of 52 Weeks of 52 Kick Ass Writing Tools This one I have to give all the credit to Ronald Tobias, who wrote an amazing book called 20 Master Plots:  And How to Build Them So why exactly do I consider this a Kick-Ass Tool? Knowing what... (more...)

How to Write a Novel - Character Series

Welcome to Week 3 of our 52 week series… How to Write a Novel – Character Series Do you know which characters belong in your novel or screenplay? You probably know that you need to have a hero – the person through which we see the story unfold.... (more...)

How to Plot A Novel Or Screenplay…The Fifteen Plot Spots - Your New Plotting Tool

52 Weeks of 52 Kick Ass Tools! Welcome to Week 2! As many of you may know, I am a lazy writer. I like short cuts. I wanted a tool to help me to craft a tight plot line filled with all the essential ups and downs and all building to a climax worthy... (more...)

The Big Bold List of 52 Character Archetypes!

Hello Fearless Writers! Welcome to 52 Weeks of 52 Kick Ass Tools. I thought it fitting to kick off this year of awesome tools with the Big Bold List of 52 Character Types. This list was put together over years (yes years) starting with just seven types... (more...)