The 40+ Days of Worksheets DIY Workbook is now available. If you did not follow the 40 Days of Worksheets blog project, here is an index of the worksheets posted then, plus a dozen new worksheets for crime and mystery authors.
As you can see, this is a true DIY project, from my document files to yours, nothing sparkly, fancy, or difficult about it. The only skills required are how to open a document and print it. If you are ambitious, you can punch holes in the pages and put them into a binder. If you are an orderly person like me, you can add blank paper after each worksheet so you can keep your worksheets and work in one place.
The printed workbook is 62 pages long, with 52 worksheets that cover writing inspiration, self-editing, goal setting, plotting, building characters, creating conflict, and other writerly topics. The cost is $10. When you purchase via the Buy Now with PayPal button below, I will email you the Workbook document as a Word doc and in Rich Text. You can then print the Workbook from your home computer.
Any questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Worksheet#40 – Wrap up
Evaluate the work you’ve done over the past 40 days of worksheets. Continue reading “40 Days of Worksheets – Day 40”
Worksheet #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”
Worksheet #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”
Worksheet #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”
Worksheet #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”
Worksheet #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”
Worksheet #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”
Worksheet #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”
Worksheet #32: Story Success Plan
From a spring workshop a few years ago, here are some questions to rev your interest in a new project. Continue reading “40 Days of Worksheets – Day 32”