Brainstorming Worksheets

For you visual learners, here are some writing tools to help you.

FORMATTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT

Videos on how to format our manuscript.

 

STORYWORLD BUILDING
Civilization Worksheet
Creature Worksheet
Magic Worksheet
Solar System Worksheet
Map of Er’Rets

 

CHARACTERS
Character Worksheet
Jill’s List of Character Archetypes
Character Hobbies and Skills Brainstorming List
Character Traits Brainstorming List
Character Phobias Brainstorming List

 

COMING UP WITH AN IDEA
Speculative Fiction Sub-Genres
Novel Brainstorming Chart

Examples of Premise- Combine Two Unrelated Things
Examples of Premise- The “What if?” Question
Examples of Characters (and their motivations)
Examples of Plot
Examples of Theme

 

BRAINSTORMING PLOT
Scene Plotting Chart- 1 POV
Scene Plotting Chart- 2 POVs
By Darkness Hid Scene Plotting Example

 

SHORT STORIES
Short Story Plotting Chart

 

ARTICLE HELPS
Understanding Writers Guidelines
Non-fiction Article Planning Page

The Blood of Kings Hardcover Books Have Arrived! Plus… A Kickstarter Update: We Met Our First Stretch Goal!

Posted by on Apr 25th, 2019 in Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen, Podcasts | 0 comments

If you haven’t been following the Kickstarter campaign for the Blood of Kings audio books, amazing things have been happening! Within the first twelve hours you guys raised the $2500 to fund the By Darkness Hid audio book. I was floored! And over the past few weeks we’ve now surpassed the $5000 mark, reaching our first stretch goal to...

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Ebook Sale

Posted by on Mar 1st, 2019 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

Today only, the ebooks of Storyworld First and Punctuation 101 are .99 each. Click on the links below to find the book in each store. Punctuation 101: A Fiction Writer’s Guide to Getting it Right Author: Jill Williamson Genre: Writing You don’t need to be an expert in grammar and punctuation to write great novels, but you do need to learn...

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EPIC Blood of Kings Sale–40% off the paperback prices

Posted by on Dec 7th, 2018 in A weekly story blog, Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen, Podcasts | 2 comments

It’s a book sale! My publisher has put the Blood of Kings paperback books on a special sale. On Amazon only, By Darkness Hid, To Darkness Fled, and From Darkness Won are each only $9.99 for a limited time. That’s a little over 40% off the cover price!   There is a bit of a trick to this. Right now, a third party seller has the...

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Punctuation 101 is here!

Posted by on Oct 2nd, 2018 in A weekly story blog, Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 0 comments

Punctuation 101 is here at last! This is a book for fiction writers. This is a handy reference that you can keep close by so you don’t have to page through the massive Chicago Manual of Style, which I love, but that index alone is twenty-nine pages long! Trust me. I used it as a reference to check my facts as I wrote Punctuation 101, and I...

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Pre-order The Profile Match and Get a Vinyl Mission League Logo Sticker!

Posted by on Sep 14th, 2018 in A weekly story blog, Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 0 comments

To celebrate the release of The Profile Match (the final book in the Mission League series), I had some stickers made! I will mail one to anybody who pre-orders a copy of The Profile Match. If you’ve already pre-ordered, click here and fill out the form: I pre-ordered. Send me a sticker! You can pre-order in the following places:  ...

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The Profile Match Cover Reveal

Posted by on Aug 31st, 2018 in A weekly story blog, Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen | 0 comments

Ahh! Here it is! The cover for The Profile Match, the FINAL book in the Mission League series. 😭   Spencer looks so adorable in his tux with his bow tie a little crooked . . .   He has to dress up WAY too much in this book. Plus, I was thinking he needed to wear a suit on at least ONE of these book covers, right? I mean, James Bond almost always...

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It’s Release Day for King’s War and Warrior’s of the Veil–plus a BIG sale!

Posted by on Jun 19th, 2018 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

Today is the day! *dances* After four years of hard work, the final installments of the Kinsman Chronicles, King’s War and Warriors of the Veil, have released into the wild.  King’s War is my 20th book. It feels surreal to hold this one and to look at the stack of author copies and remember what it took to finish. The Kinsman Chronicles...

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King’s War Book Release Party and RSVP

Posted by on May 4th, 2018 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 2 comments

  I’m having my first ever in-person book release party to celebrate both the release of King’s War, the final book in the Kinsman Chronicles, and my 20th published book! (I can’t believe I wrote 20 books.  😯 ) This is a different party from the online Facebook Launch Party I’m doing with Gillian Bronte Adams (click here...

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King’s Folly Fan Art

Posted by on Mar 20th, 2018 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 3 comments

You guys, I received this gorgeous King’s Folly fan art from Rebeka Borshevsky. Is she talented, or what? I love, love, love the hairstyles. How accurate do these appear to the characters you pictured in your heads as you read the book?...

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My weekend as a PAC-MAN Ghost

Posted by on Mar 13th, 2018 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

A few weekends back, I went to my son’s FIRST Robotics competition, at which I volunteered for field reset. The job isn’t difficult, but two days on my feet for 8-10 hours each day wore me out. And I must have caught something new, because today I am sick again. Boo. If you’re curious what goes on at a FIRST Robotics...

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