You know how it feels to have this amazing story in your head, but you aren’t sure how to get it onto paper?
Yeah, me too. I hate that feeling. It’s that annoying place in a writer’s development where you have all this passion and desire for story-telling but don’t yet have the skills to carry it off.
So I gathered what you need here. This list of resources will help you get that story out of your head and into the world, scene by scene.
Need bigger story-telling guns? Try 5 Deceptively Simple Plot Techniques for Writers.
When Something Is Missing From Your Scene, But You Don’t Know What It Is
When your story falls flat, check to see if you’re missing one of the four important ingredients outlined in this Novel Writing Formula. You’ll find out how to balance action, description, dialogue, and reflection for a fully-realized tale. Give it a try when something is missing, but you aren’t quite sure what.
When Your Scenes or Characters Fall Flat
Stories need emotion. And characters need to show some to draw the reader in. So try this 4-step process to pack an emotional punch into every scene. Not only will it help your reader connect with your characters, it will also help you get your story idea into words.
When You Don’t Know Where To Start Your Story
Not sure where to start? This scene checklist will tell you what to include (and what not to include) in your story scenes. You’ll know at a glance exactly what each scene is missing and what’s dragging down your story. Haven’t written the story yet? Use this checklist to get ideas for your scene instead.
Or tap into the muse for story ideas with these writing prompts.