Since I’m writing with purpose again, I have been creating new worksheets. Quite a few of them are versions of worksheets already posted here tailored to my own specific quirks, but here is one that may be more generically useful (i.e. one that doesn’t have fields relating to the specific by-laws of my city).
I hadn’t realised I had been away from my blog for so long. That just goes to show what full time work does for you… Anyhow, I am still here and still writing (just about). And I once again have a new worksheet for you… Well, perhaps worksheet is the wrong word, but it’s certainly a useful resource.
This week’s worksheet concentrates on the middle of the story. Why not the beginning or the end? Well, in my experience these are the easiest parts. You know who’s involved and what you want to happen in the end. But the middle is the stinking swamp you need to traverse to get there. The middle is where all the trials begin.
Last week, I uploaded a worksheet about the way strengths and weaknesses within a group of characters could interact with one another to create balance and conflict. This week’s worksheet digs a little deeper into an individual character’s strengths and weaknesses. This one aims to explore a little of why a character has such strengths or weaknesses and might even help to create a little more backstory for your characters. You might even be able to reveal a deep wound from your character’s past, giving them something personal to fight for (or against) in your story.