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.
I’ve been quiet for a while, but I promise I’m still alive. And even though it’s Tuesday, I have a new worksheet for you!
I’m getting there… Slowly…
So, in the spirit of the now not-so-new year, let’s develop our characters a little.
Although NaNoWriMo is now over, the story is not. But at least now, we’ve got some time to polish it.
Ever struggle to visualise your settings? Try do a little planning for each place your characters need to visit.
So I had this brilliant idea for a story. There was a girl and a rival, this little village and some monsters. I knew what the shopping centre looked like. I knew where other people lived. But I had no idea what I wanted to happen in the story. I did a little research and here are my results.
So NaNoWriMo is being a bust for me this year. I’m failing to write anything meaningful, despite all the planning I did in October. Instead of forcing myself to continue writing a story that doesn’t really interest me, I’ve had a think about how I planned in the past and I’ve come up with worksheet.
This week, it’s two-for-one on worksheets! Why? Because they’re basically the same worksheet with a different title.
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.