Preview a daring writer's workbook
A must have for anyone who is writing a book or dreaming of doing so. Packed with plot, character, setting development exercises.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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A Daring Writers Workbook Preview
What Genre do you want to write for?Genres are simply classification (murder mystery, romance,self help etc...) or basically the type of story you will bewriting. Readers know what type of story to expect based onthe Genre.List your top three Genres1.2.3.Which Genre is your absolute favorite? Why?My favorite Genre is:
List four of your favorite writers from your favorite Genre.22.214.171.124.
What is it about their stories that resonate with you? How dotheir stories make you FEEL? What emotions do they bringout in you? Do you disappear into another world for a while?By figuring out why your top writers resonate so highly withyou, can give you great clues as to how you want yourwriting style to flow. Now, I am by no means saying youshould or must write like another writer - even a famous one.You must write in your own voice and in a way that youenjoy. When people read my books they always tell me theycan hear my voice in the characters words. I write as Ispeak and feel and I dont follow anyone elses style - justmine. Now some people might like it and some people mightnot, but one thing I know is that I like my writing style and Iam proud of my creations. You too should be proud ofwhatever you create!
Who are your characters?Protagonist - the main character of the story.Antagonist - one or more characters that are in conflict withyour protagonist.Supporting characters - these characters add to the storyline and have a relationship with the main character.You must absolutely know your characters inside and out. Ihave individual profile sheets for all my characters, so I canrefer back to them and make sure my plot and appearancesalways match up. Some questions I ask and answer are -How old are they?What kind of car do they drive?What kind of job do they have?What do they look like physically? Height, hair color andlength, etc...What foods do they like to eat?Where do they live?What does their house look like?Sexual orientation?What kind of pets do they have?
What are their pets names?These are just some sample questions for you to think aboutand then expand on to make your own.Once you know your characters and have a record of them ifyou decide to write a sequel or series it will be a snap!