40 Days of Worksheets – Day 39

ramonagravitarWorksheet #39 – Your Artist Story

In 2015, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Endowment for the Arts began gathering artist stories. The NEA selected testimonials from writers, visual artists, musicians, performing artists, etc. from each state and put together a United States of Arts map. I was happy to represent Delaware with my artist story. Continue reading “40 Days of Worksheets – Day 39”

40 Days of Worksheets – Day 38

ramonagravitarWorksheet #38 – Skill Set Checklist

Professional writers never stop trying to learn and improve. Natural talent is a boon, but developing a strong skill set requires work.

Below is a list of skills useful for a fiction writer. How would you rate yourself for each–mastered, good, developing, or weak? Continue reading “40 Days of Worksheets – Day 38”

40 Days of Worksheets – Day 37

ramonagravitarWorksheet #37 – Your Someday Story

Most authors have a wish list of work they would complete if life was limitless and we were all as prolific as Stephen King. Many of us also have one story we’d like to write “someday.” Continue reading “40 Days of Worksheets – Day 37”

40 Days of Worksheets – Day 36

ramonagravitarWorksheet #36 – Write What You Know Worksheet

List topics you could write about from your personal experiences, knowledge, or interests. Example: motherhood. Continue reading “40 Days of Worksheets – Day 36”

40 Days of Worksheets – Day 35

ramonagravitarWorksheet #35 – 10 Steps to Writing Nonfiction

From Idea to Submission in 10 Steps

You have an idea for a nonfiction piece. It can be straight nonfiction, memoir, or creative nonfiction. What do you ask after a story idea captures you? Continue reading “40 Days of Worksheets – Day 35”

40 Days of Worksheets – Day 34

ramonagravitarWorksheet #34 – Building a Short Story

A short story requires three things: a person, a place, and a problem.  Let’s build a short story from these three elements. Continue reading “40 Days of Worksheets – Day 34”

40 Days of Worksheets – Day 33

cropped-ramonalogofinal.jpgWorksheet #33 –Weekly Goals

Sunday is traditionally a day of rest and relaxation, or reflection and renewal. In my online courses, I give a day off for a mental break, but because this a short-term project, no breaks! Continue reading “40 Days of Worksheets – Day 33”