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For this writing session I used a tarot card from the " Guardian angel tarot cards" by Doreen Virtue. I wanted it to inspire a scene for my new novel in progress but it turned out also to be a great reminder for any creative writing date - "you are ready to go"

A writing date

For this writing session I used a tarot card from the " Guardian angel tarot cards" by Doreen Virtue. I wanted it to inspire a scene for my new novel in progress but it turned out also to be a great reminder for any creative writing date - "you are ready to go"

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Don't know what to write but feel just any writing prompt is too random? Go here and in a few minutes you are ready to order a custom-made writing exercise suiting your writing style.

Custom made writing prompts

Don't know what to write but feel just any writing prompt is too random? Go here and in a few minutes you are ready to order a custom-made writing exercise suiting your writing style.

A free printable to write out your why for wanting to write and publish a memoir Three journal questions to ask yourself and a quote to inspire you to stick your why for writing a memoir.

Craft your why for wanting to write a memoir

A free printable to write out your why for wanting to write and publish a memoir Three journal questions to ask yourself and a quote to inspire you to stick your why for writing a memoir.

Get both free resources in the link 1 | I fill out this printable with my daily writing goal of 500 words and put it on my desk 2 | I intend to follow up with a daily instagram story of the daily word count with this template

Strive forward with a daily word count

Get both free resources in the link 1 | I fill out this printable with my daily writing goal of 500 words and put it on my desk 2 | I intend to follow up with a daily instagram story of the daily word count with this template

With pen and paper in hand, I solemnly swear to lift my spirit into the realm of telling stories. Here I walk with an open and receptive heart to hear and listen to all the voices of untold songs. With pen and paper, I take the creatives' oath to come back once again to write the story I am here to tell

A Writing Pledge

With pen and paper in hand, I solemnly swear to lift my spirit into the realm of telling stories. Here I walk with an open and receptive heart to hear and listen to all the voices of untold songs. With pen and paper, I take the creatives' oath to come back once again to write the story I am here to tell

Writing Prompts reminders 1

Day 1 Book Your Year | The Monthly Challenge

Day 1 Book Your Year | The Monthly Challenge

Book Your Year Planner - 90 days at a time. I will share pages from the planner as free printables. If you are a writer or reader this is for you.

For Nanowrimo I have been working with the beats from Save the Cat. If I were to write in chronological order I would be at the midpoint of the story by now but I write in a more helter-skelter way. However, this is the midpoint for my NaNoWriMo journey. It is safe to say that 5000 words are not a victory so I have decided to call it out as a false defeat instead of a drop-dead failure. My final image will be that I reached 50000 words at the end of November

Midpoint NaNoWriMo

For Nanowrimo I have been working with the beats from Save the Cat. If I were to write in chronological order I would be at the midpoint of the story by now but I write in a more helter-skelter way. However, this is the midpoint for my NaNoWriMo journey. It is safe to say that 5000 words are not a victory so I have decided to call it out as a false defeat instead of a drop-dead failure. My final image will be that I reached 50000 words at the end of November

NaNo Prep 101 week 5 6 | Schedule and Tools

NaNo Prep 101 week 5+6 | Schedule and Tools

Word count tracker for NaNoWriMo. Free Printable.

Creative writing | I was inspired to make a story bible for my novel and decided to give it a try for this week’s theme for Nano prep namely world-building. First, I wrote down a paragraph about the ten most important places in my story. For doing this I made a printable.

Free printable for setting and world-building

Creative writing | I was inspired to make a story bible for my novel and decided to give it a try for this week’s theme for Nano prep namely world-building. First, I wrote down a paragraph about the ten most important places in my story. For doing this I made a printable.

First, I wrote out the main points from the Save the Cat book on a dot grid printable. Then I printed out some more and cut it out into flashcards. Now all I have to do is to fill out the flashcards with the scenes suitable for each beat. In that way, I have the freedom to move them around, toss them or add to the scene list. And I can use them for writing ideas down that turned up while free writing and brainstorming scenes.

NaNo Prep Week 3 Outline + dot grid flashcards

First, I wrote out the main points from the Save the Cat book on a dot grid printable. Then I printed out some more and cut it out into flashcards. Now all I have to do is to fill out the flashcards with the scenes suitable for each beat. In that way, I have the freedom to move them around, toss them or add to the scene list. And I can use them for writing ideas down that turned up while free writing and brainstorming scenes.

For the six weeks of NaNoWriMo prepping I am using the bullet journal method to keep it all together. I also created a printable A4 dot grid bullet journal pdf for filling out more pages.

NaNo Prep 101 with a Bullet Journal

For the six weeks of NaNoWriMo prepping I am using the bullet journal method to keep it all together. I also created a printable A4 dot grid bullet journal pdf for filling out more pages.

Both times I visited Florence I saw the cathedral/Duomo, the bridge Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, and the Boboli Gardens. I can scale this down and visit a local church building, walk over a small bridge, look up a local gallery, and stroll around in my garden or a nearby park or forest. For three days I give myself permission to see everything with new eyes and indulge in the same activities I would if on a vacation

Travel Journal| Florence + Writing Prompts

Both times I visited Florence I saw the cathedral/Duomo, the bridge Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, and the Boboli Gardens. I can scale this down and visit a local church building, walk over a small bridge, look up a local gallery, and stroll around in my garden or a nearby park or forest. For three days I give myself permission to see everything with new eyes and indulge in the same activities I would if on a vacation

I have a habit of letting my mornings run into my working hours. Though I will sit at the desk it would still be in my night pajamas and with unruly hair. Sometimes it helps me stay in the flow but most often it keeps my brain a little foggy despite the amount of morning coffee. That is why I have decided for this fall to dress up to mark the beginning of my writing working hours. And to help myself do that I am assembling a capsule wardrobe.

Fall | Capsule Wardrobe + free printables

I have a habit of letting my mornings run into my working hours. Though I will sit at the desk it would still be in my night pajamas and with unruly hair. Sometimes it helps me stay in the flow but most often it keeps my brain a little foggy despite the amount of morning coffee. That is why I have decided for this fall to dress up to mark the beginning of my writing working hours. And to help myself do that I am assembling a capsule wardrobe.

Free printable with qoutes to cut out and glue into your junk journal. I just recently made a junk journal out of an old Moleskine journal.

Moleskine Junk Journal

Free printable with qoutes to cut out and glue into your junk journal. I just recently made a junk journal out of an old Moleskine journal.

Want to get to know your characters a little better. Try and fill out a confession album for each of them or go through the Marcel Proust questionnaire with the free printable from this blog post. Perhaps this will make it a little easier to start to write a novel.

Get to Know Your Protagonist

Want to get to know your characters a little better. Try and fill out a confession album for each of them or go through the Marcel Proust questionnaire with the free printable from this blog post. Perhaps this will make it a little easier to start to write a novel.

I love the beginning of a new school year even though I left school many years ago. But I still stock up on new school supplies and this fall I have been enjoying making up my own schedule for writing.⁠ ⁠ I share a filled-out schedule and a blank one as free printables in the latest blog post. ⁠

Back to School - week schedule

I love the beginning of a new school year even though I left school many years ago. But I still stock up on new school supplies and this fall I have been enjoying making up my own schedule for writing.⁠ ⁠ I share a filled-out schedule and a blank one as free printables in the latest blog post. ⁠