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June 13, 2020

The One Page Novel Story Structure

The One Page Novel is a storytelling framework that shows you the big picture.

As unlikely as it may sound, you really can condense and organise the plot of an entire novel on one sheet of paper.

It was this simplification that helped me finish writing a novel for the very first time, and it can help you too!

If you…

Don’t know where to start.Have trouble finishing stories you begin.Are feeling discouraged by flat or unconvincing characters.Can’t find a way to tie up loose ends.

… then I think you’ll...

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Published on June 13, 2020 06:31

May 28, 2020

Zettelkasten for Writers

What if you could hold a conversation with your book notes?
This was the idea that first tempted me to try the Zettelkasten Method, developed by Niklas Luhmann in the 1950s.

The basic method is deceptively simple…

Zettelkasten

The Zettelkasten Method

Here is the Zettelkasten method, in its simplest form:

Assign each index card a unique number.Write a “nugget” of information on each card.Cross-reference cards using their unique numbers.

+ a few more nuances:

Title each card to make it easy to see the topic at a gla...
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Published on May 28, 2020 12:00

April 6, 2020

Instagram Templates for Writers

Feel free to use these Instagram templates in your posts and stories. Tag @fromladywriters in the photo if you want me to see!

If you want to know when I release new templates, please follow my Instagram account.

Challenges

The one page story challenge

One Page Story Writing Challenge Prompts

 

The 7-Day Writing Challenge

7 Day Writing Challenge List - Monthly Writing Challenges

 

Writing Prompt Lists

Write what you love journalling prompts

Prompts to start writing

#WriterTag

Answer the questions, then tag a writer friend.
Dont forget to add the hashtag #writertag to your post or story so we can all...

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Published on April 06, 2020 06:41

March 21, 2020

Virtual Write-In – Write With Me LIVE

What better time to join a virtual write-in and enjoy some collective writing vibes?

Grab your work in progress, and click below

DATE: 28 March 2020
START TIME:
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CHAT WITH ME ON YOUTUBE HERE.
FOLLOW ON GOOGLE SLIDES HERE.

Last weeks write-in

DATE: 21 March 2020
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LEAVE A STORY REQUEST here.
CHAT WITH ME ON YOUTUBE here.
READ THE GOOGLE DOC here.

While You WaitGrab some story ideas.Watch a plot workshop.Learn how to write fast.

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Published on March 21, 2020 06:21

Write With Me LIVE

Join me for a writing session today, at 5pm UTC.

Bring your own project & lets enjoy the positive writing vibes together!

 

START TIME: 5pm UTC (Time Zone Converter)
LEAVE A STORY REQUEST here.
CHAT WITH ME ON YOUTUBE here.
READ THE GOOGLE DOC here.

While You WaitGrab some story ideas.Watch a plot workshop.Learn how to write fast.

My worldbuilding course is closing at the end of the month. Im not sure when it will re-open, so please, enrol now if youre interested!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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Published on March 21, 2020 06:21

February 4, 2020

Myriorama Cards to Print

Myriorama cards are slices of landscape paintings that can be arranged in any order to form continuous scenes. Theywere invented in the early 19th century by the French artist,Jean-Pierre Brès, as a genteel amusement and an aid to practice drawing composition.

Myriorama Cards - Scene

Myriorama Cards & The Secret Commonwealth

I first heard Sir Philip Pullman recommend them for writing inspiration in his BBC Imagine interview. They also make an appearance in The Secret Commonwealth!Since I couldn’t find a set to purchase, I did what I usually do: I printed my...

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Published on February 04, 2020 03:53

November 3, 2019

Northern Lights / Golden Compass Word Crawl

The new His Dark Materials TV series started today! But that’s no excuse to shirk our writing duties… especially if, like me, you’re currently engaged in writing 50,000 words a month for NaNoWriMo!

Complete this word crawl to enjoy Northern Lights (and your own story) in a new light…

The Secret Commonwealth & Lyra's Oxford

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Published on November 03, 2019 13:52

October 13, 2019

Worldbuilding Demonstration

The Lady Writers League‘s long-awaited worldbuilding course, How to Lose Yourself in a World of Your Own Invention, is finally open!

Just in time to aid you in your Preptober planning!
CLICK HERE TO ENROL

How to Worldbuild on One Page

This video workshop walks you through the basic method I’ve developed to worldbuild on one page.

I love one-page solutions!

The One Page Novel is my method for plotting a novel on one page.

(If you haven’t done so already, I strongly recommend watching the vi...page.

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Published on October 13, 2019 13:00

Worldbuilding Course

The Lady Writers League‘s long-awaited worldbuilding course, How to Lose Yourself in a World of Your Own Invention, is finally open!

Just in time to aid you in your Preptober planning!
CLICK HERE TO ENROL

How to Worldbuild on One Page

This video workshop walks you through the basic method I’ve developed to worldbuild on one page.

I love one-page solutions!

The One Page Novel is my method for plotting a novel on one page.

(If you haven’t done so already, I strongly recommend watching the video on h...

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Published on October 13, 2019 13:00

October 2, 2019

Alethiometer Studies 101

Alethiometer Cards

To celebrate the launch of The Secret Commonwealth, I thought I would share this deck of alethiometer cards I created. As alethiometers are even rarer in our world than in Lyra’s, I hope these cards can help you hone your skills in their stead.

Click here to download the cards (ZIP)

Printing Your Cards

I recommend taking the PDF file down to your local copy shop and asking them to print the pages double-sided on thick card. They may even be able to cut them apart roughly for you, but you’ll prob...

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Published on October 02, 2019 04:11