These past few weeks, I’ve been searching for worksheets to include in the ‘Survival Kits’ I’ll be handing out at my library’s Write-ins. I’ve found so many amazing resources, and a lot of them are focused on plotting and prewriting. All of my write-ins will be taking place in November, when the time for prewriting has come and gone. So I thought I’d share my favorites here. Enjoy!
These 89-page workbooks, which can be downloaded free (hard copies are available for purchase), may be geared towards teens and adolescents, but they’re valuable to the more mature novelist, as well. They cover everything from characterization to plot to making sure you write a book you’d actually enjoy reading yourself. Going through this entire workbook will ensure that you have something to write come November 1st.
From a link to a monthly NaNoWriMo comic to plot generators (useful for those who have absolutely no idea what to write about), LW has assembled an admirable list of six links that will help you prepare for your Novel Writing Adventure.
Head over to Writing While the Rice Boils (which has so many resources for writers, I highly recommend it) for this amazing list of clichés to avoid. There’s something there for every genre (I scrutinized the horror lists carefully), so check it out!