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WORKSHOP LINK: Coming up with a story idea big enough for a novel

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Coming Up with a Story Idea Big Enough for a Novel

The Alternative Artifact Process for Story Idea Creation
Size: 6 MB
Version: 1.1

Holly’s Complete Worksheet Demo

The Alternative Artifact Process — Holly’s WORKSHEET DEMO

Holly filled out the worksheets from one of her two demo artifacts. You can use her examples as one way to approach the questions you answer on your own. (Yes, smartass + puns is ONE way to build a novel idea)

Download for Episode 06: Settings and Worldbuilding

Your First Story World in Five Minutes

5-Minute World Building for Fiction

In this short demonstration workshop, you’ll a complete, effective story world in five minutes that will improve your story’s:

  • types of conflict
  • variety of characters
  • potential for compelling events, As well as…
  • your immersion as a writer
  • your reader’s immersion
Size: 658 KB
Version: 2.0

Downloads for Episode 05: The Story Brainstorming Workshop – Part Two

Download the brainstorming rules and guidelines:

EPISODE 5: Brainstorming Worksheets: The Wall & The Ball

Learn the “Wall and Ball” techniques for doing story brainstorming sessions with a partner, using the ideas you came up with on your Episode 4 story brainstorming worksheets (below) as your starting point.

Downloads for Episode 04: The Story Brainstorming Workshop – Part One

Download the blank worksheets:

AIARWIP Episode 4 Brainstorming Worksheets

Want help brainstorming story ideas? Listen to Episodes 4 & 5: Brainstorming Fiction, and work along with us as we build out brand new story ideas.

Holly’s and Rebecca’s Filled Out Paperwork:

Becca’s Worksheet Demos

Rebecca’s “live in the podcast” worksheets. Not completely filled out, because we were on the clock.

Holly’s Demo Worksheets

These are incompletely filled out because we were doing this live and running against a clock. Take the time to fill yours out completely.