WRITING TOOLS

Below you will find the printable versions of the tools found in our bestselling books. You can download, share, and print these as needed. And, if you keep scrolling, you’ll find even more worksheets, handouts, lists, and even a free ebooklet we created just for you.

Happy writing, friends. 🙂

Character Arc Progression Tool (PDF)

  • Did you know that a character’s arc is tied to the wounding event from his past? Traumatic events are formative, impacting a character’s basic need, determining his story goal, generating sources of inner conflict, and more. The Character Arc Progression Tool can help you explore all the pieces and see how they fit together. For a deeper understanding of this resource, please reference The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma.

Backstory Wound Profile (PDF)

Setting Planner (PDF)

Emotional Value Tool (PDF)

Setting Checklist (PDF)

Setting Exercises (PDF)

Character Pyramid Tool (PDF)

Character Target Tool (PDF)

Character Profile Questionnaire (PDF)

Reverse Backstory Tool (PDF)

Weak Verb Converter Tool (PDF)

  • Transform all those generic, boring verbs into power verbs

Scene Revision/Critique Tool Level 1 & Level 2 (PDF)

  • A ‘light’ and ‘in-depth’ revision checklist for creating compelling characters and scenes

Emotional Movie Scenes (PDF)

  • A list of specific scene examples from movies that showcase different intense emotions

Crutch Words (PDF)

  • Those little, annoying overused words that hide in our manuscripts…finally a list for Search & Destroy during the revision process!

Write in Japanese?

No problem! Some of these PDFs are available to you in this language.

Simply click on the image of our Japanese Foreign Editions and you’ll be taken to our page at Film Art Sha, and these translated tool downloads.

 

MARKETING HAND OUTS:

Networking & Promo: Getting The Most Out Of Facebook

Platform: Getting The Most Out Of Blogging

Networking & Promo: Getting The Most Out Of Twitter

Social Media Triple-play: Facebook, Twitter & Blogging

Creative Book Launch/Event Ideas for Social Media Platforms

NEW! * Inside a Book Launch Swipe File For Rock The Vault Book Launch:  this PDF contains the email communications sent out to the launch team, includes organized content for social sharing, marketing materials, and gives writers a great idea of how a book launch should be handled from the inside. Also, check out the original post that links to an insightful Q & A that delves into this particular book launch. (Spoiler Alert: LOTS of marketing help in this interview!)

NEW! Influencer Hot Sheet: Struggling to reach your exact reading audience? Maybe you should connect with a few people who have influence with your market. this handout guides you through the process of finding the right influencer, learning from them so you can engage with your audience better too, and how to reach out and create a relationship with them.For the article that accompanies this Hot Sheet, visit Jane Friedman’s blog here.

NEW! How Authenticity Attracts Readers for a Successful Book Launch Podcast: If you are trying to understand how to build up your website and online platform to attract readers through your brand, this will help. We also discuss finding your ideal audience, and how to launch a book effectively, encouraging people to participate in your online events.

 

FREE BOOKLET:

Emotion AmplifiersEmotion Amplifiers High Res

Free Download Options Here (Kindle, PDF, B & N, Kobo & more)

This companion to the bestselling resource, The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression is a body language tool for describing your character’s PAIN, STRESS, ILLNESS, HUNGER, DEHYDRATION, ATTRACTION & other conditions that ‘amplify’ an emotional reaction.

For a full description, go here.

Logo-OneStop-For-Writers-mediumSaving the best for last: 

ONE STOP FOR WRITERS

Wonder what would happen when the mind behind Scrivener for Windows and the authors of The Emotion Thesaurus collaborated to bring you something new and amazing? Well, wonder no longer!

Writers Helping Writers is proud to bring you One Stop For Writers®, an online creative library unlike any other, filled with tools, story maps, resources, education, and a powerhouse description thesaurus collection that must be seen to be believed.

Join Becca and Angela as they continue their passion for helping writers. Click over to the One Stop library for a first hand look at our Features and Tools, or to read testimonials from writers just like you. Registration is ALWAYS free.

Looking for a thoughtful gift to send to your favorite writer or critique partner? Try a One Stop For Writers Gift Certificate.

 

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