This worksheet will most likely be most useful for fantasy and science fiction writers, but you never know there might be a story out there that needs a new beasty in its pages. I’ve been wanting to do this worksheet for quite some time now – I went through many many ideas of how I… Continue reading Creature Machine Worksheet
Ever heard of a story bible before? A quick google search will let you know that they can be SUPER helpful when planning a story, or even a whole series of books! They’re a way to keep track of what places in your story are like, how your characters speak so that they don’t sound… Continue reading Story Bible Dividers
As every writer will know – we all go about planning and writing our stories in a different way. Some of us are planners. And within this some plan every tiny detail, whereas others simply plan a vague plot for their stories. And some of us are pantsers – planning very little or not at… Continue reading Find Your Perfect Title
What else is there to do when you have a poorly boy home from school? Watch Paddington (again and again and again) with mini Paddington Bear for cuddles and then make some marmalade! My son is obsessed with Paddington ever since he saw the first film a few weeks ago and the second just this… Continue reading Marmalade Day!
When you feel that first spark of inspiration for a new character it all seems like fate -perfectly falling into place, you manage to construct the perfect look, the right backstory, a detailed family, and most importantly – a fascinating personality that will pull your readers along for the ride. BUT once you’ve gone down… Continue reading Astrology and Character Creation
Little bit late in the day for these this year, I know, BUT who says you have to use cookie cutters like ghosts and bats? Or even if they can only be used at Halloween? Go nuts use them mid-winter! This recipe is super easy and was a bit of guess work (who feels the… Continue reading Halloween Cookie Recipe
Blowing Bubbles – outside blowing bubbles in the sunshine is albeit a bit sticky and something I’m not too keen on, but they look so pretty and my son adores chasing them so that makes it all worth it. Build a Fort – we love building forts in the bedroom, blankets hung from each corner,… Continue reading 30 Ways to be a Playful Parent