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Brainstorming Worksheets

Jill Williamson on March 10, 2010

For you visual learners, here are some worksheets to help you brainstorm your stories. Many of these were included in the back of my Go Teen Writers and Storyworld First books.

 

FORMATTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT
Videos on how to format your manuscript.

 

STORYWORLD BUILDING
Civilization Worksheet
Creature Worksheet
Magic Worksheet
Solar System Worksheet
Historical Time Periods
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 Subgenres
Story Brainstorming Questions
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
Story Brainstorming Questions
Scene Plotting Chart: 1 POV
Scene Plotting Chart: 2 POVs
By Darkness Hid Scene Plotting Example

 

EDITING HELPS
Weasel Words and Phrases to cut
Self-Editing Story Checklist
Self-Editing Dialogue Checklist

 

SHORT STORIES
Short Story Plotting Chart

 

ARTICLE-WRITING HELPS
Understanding Writers Guidelines
Non-fiction Article Planning Page

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