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

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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A Deliverer Comes — Release Day!

Posted by on Mar 8th, 2018 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

I am very happy to announce that Part 8 of the Kinsman Chronicles is now available for your reading pleasure! Hooray! *dances and throws confetti* A Deliverer Comes is all of Act 2 of book three, King’s War, so if you’ve been reading the ebook parts, A Deliverer Comes will bring you almost to the end of the story. We are so close to...

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Blood of Kings Book Sale and Mini Book Giveaway

Posted by on Jan 29th, 2018 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

I am having a book sale!  😆   The Blood of Kings paperback books are still having trouble being available at online stores like Barnes and Noble and Book Depository, much to my dismay. BUT they are available at Amazon.com and through my author store. *Does cartwheels* (I’ll post links below.) This sale is on the Blood of Kings trilogy in...

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A Reader’s map of Achan’s and Averella’s journeys through Er’Rets

Posted by on Jan 15th, 2018 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 3 comments

I am tickled when I receive artwork inspired by my books. It’s so touching. Well, I’ve decided to start sharing them with you all more often. I figure, why should I get to be the only one to see it? Here is a map of Er’Rets drawn by Noah for his 8th grade English assignment. I love the arrows and paths he added as to...

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