The Pre-Write Project
Are you ready turn your story idea into a full-length novel?
Get all the guidance you need to craft well-developed characters, plot with power and purpose, and more using this 50-page workbook and bonus world-building worksheets!
Are you looking to rock your next first draft? Don't settle for less than success.
The Pre-Write Project is an epic digital workbook that guides you through the process of completing all of the prep work for your next novel so that your story can shine!
Broken down into a five-day schedule, The Pre-Write Project encourages you to give up haphazard (or non-existent) pre-writing attempts in exchange for an efficient and productive pre-writing extravaganza.
Available for instant PDF download, The Pre-Write Project consists of over 50 pages of worksheets and insights to help you get prepped and organized.
And if you're a fantasy or sci-fi writer, you're in luck! The Pre-Write Project also comes with three free bonus days–over 20 additional pages–that cover the process of building your fictional world. Hurray!
Here's what each day of The Pre-Write Project includes:
Day 1: Explore Your Story Idea.
You have a story idea, but do you know if it's truly a story idea worth spending months–or even years–writing?
Day one will help you determine your passion for the idea, identify your story's ideal reader, and nail down the parameters of your story so you can tackle days 2–8 with confidence and clarity!
Day 2: Expand Your Idea into Character Stories.
Characters are the backbone of your novel. It is their actions that drive the plot forward and their personalities that breathe life onto the page.
That's why day two is all about ensuring that you know your characters inside and out before you begin to write about them. We'll break down your characters' goals, motivations, backstories, personalities, and so much more!
Day 3: Outline Character Stories to
Create the Plot.
Ah, outlines. Not, perhaps, every writer's favorite part of the writing process, but important all the same. Developing a strong outline during the pre-writing stage can help you write and edit with purpose, saving you valuable writing time.
You'll also learn all about structure, the 3-Act Story Structure in particular, by working through day three of The Pre-Write Project. Huzzah!
Day 4: Put the Finishing Touches on
Your Story Bible.
By working through The Pre-Write Project, you're actually creating a story bible that you can use as you write and edit to maintain consistency and avoid mistakes. Pretty cool, right?
On day four, we'll put all of those tiny finishing touches on your story bible so you have a complete (and totally awesome!) resource to use during every writing session.
Day 5: Research Your Story Bible.
You're almost there! With your story bible nearly complete, it's time to dive into your last pre-writing exercise: research. Before you sit down to write, you'll definitely want to make sure you understand your story in as full detail as possible.
That's why day five will walk you through the process of researching your novel with purpose and precision, taking a whole lot of overwhelm and hassle out of the process!
Now on to the additional world-building bonus days...
Day 6: Establish Your Story World.
Is your story set in an alternative world (or an alternative reality)? Then it's time to get to worldbuilding!
From geography to culture, to history, religion, and more, the process of building your story's world can seem intimidating. That's why I've broken it down into simple, guided steps in day six of your bonus workdays.
Day 7: Create Cultures for Your World.
Creating cultures from scratch is certainly no easy feat. That's why on day seven of The Pre-Write Project, we'll dive deep into the culture creation process.
Don't skip this day! Settling for a surface-level culture that looks a little too much like real-world stereotypes is not just bad writing: it can also be problematic–and even offensive!–to your readers.
Day 8: Establish Your World's Parameters.
As a fantasy or science-fiction writer, your novel likely contains some sort of magic or advanced technology.
But what does your magic and/or technology run on? Who wields it? Where did it come from? There are so many important–and let's face it: overwhelming–questions you need to ask about your story world.
Day eight of The Pre-Write Project makes it much less of a struggle and a whole lot more fun!
But why should you pre-write your story in the first place?
Imagine you are a sculptor. If you take time to examine your slab of stone for imperfections before beginning to carve, you're far less likely to stumble upon flaws in the stone after you've finished. The same goes for pre-writing your novel.
If you take the time to get to know your characters, establish a solid plot, research appropriate topics, and explore story elements before digging into your first draft, you'll spend far less time struggling to write and edit your novel later. Which pretty much takes the cake, doesn't it?
So stop dilly-dallying, and get started with The Pre-Write Project. Available for instant PDF download today!