Plot / Scene Worksheet

When it comes to maintaining continuity of plot details in a series, it can be helpful to create a scene chart or a storyboard for each story as well as for the overall series itself. Some novelists use index cards or Post-it notes to build a storyboard, because they allow for manipulation of the sequence […]

Setting Worksheet

The key to creating an evocative setting – whether real or fantasy – is to incorporate the senses. Many writers describe only what can be seen when it comes to describing a setting, but we experience our surroundings with allour senses, not just our vision. To download a Setting Worksheet click here:  Setting Worksheet If you’d rather create […]

Character Worksheets

A useful tool for building and tracking the continuity of characters is the character file, or worksheet. Whether physical (a folder full of notes, or certain pages from the manuscript with key details highlighted, for instance) or digital (a spreadsheet, or a questionnaire). Click here to download a pdf of a worksheet that I built […]

Bonus Q&A Call, 06/02/11

On Thursday, June 2, 2011, Emma hosted a bonus Q&A call on writing and publishing children’s books. This call was open to the public, and covered such topics as formats and genres in children’s publishing, finding an agent, self-publishing and electronic publishing, among others. To listen to the replay of the call, visit: To […]

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