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. 🙂

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!


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.



Emotion AmplifiersEmotion Amplifiers High Res

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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.

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114 Responses to WRITING TOOLS

  1. Kthleen Cooke says:

    I’m a young teenage writer, and everything on the website has helped me so much.

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  5. John Garbi says:

    Hi, thanks for the great tools!

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  8. JC says:

    Having so much fun with the Settings Exercises tool. Done 12 and can’t stop – addictive! Thanks for these tools, and so much more.

  9. Krisna Starr says:

    Awesome tools, Angela! Thank you so much for sharing this with the rest of us 🙂

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  12. Your weak verb converter is the most complete list of non-specific verbs I’ve ever seen (or concocted myself). I’m going to send the members of my Reno Writing Clinic to this site to 1) download the list, and 2) to discover this incredible blog. As I compared your list to mine, there were three I had that you didn’t. Novice writers that come into my group constantly use three “telling” verbs, and I’m constantly harping for more specific verbs that will create an image in the readers’ heads. They are Gesture, Motion, and Head. My neophyte writers constantly “gesture” and “motion” to other characters before “heading” toward the bathroom.

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  21. Kate says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this amazing IP … so useful and a real blessing!!

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