A few months ago, my fellow writer friend, Weston Elliott, approached me with a workbook for writers she had compiled. As a writer, I thought it was a great concept. As an editor, I thought it was just perfect for aspiring writers!
The Complete Novel Plotting Workbook has worksheets to everything from character development, city layouts, creating your world, and plotting out the entire book. I think this is such a great tool for organizing all your information, as well as for truly thinking through all the different aspects of your book. It's quite common when I edit manuscripts, that I find areas which aren't as developed or thought through as they should be. This even happens to writers who've published lots of books. They may think they've covered a specific aspect of their book (because it's all there in their head) but it's not as clear in the actual written pages. This workbook offers a great way to go through and be sure you included that information.
The only thing that was frustrating with my workbook was I couldn't find their website listed anywhere on the front or back of the workbook. I'd love to see that added to future editions of the workbook so it's easier to track down and order more copies for each manuscript the writer works on. But just so my readers know, you can order your own copies of The Complete Novel Plotting Workbook here.
For more feedback on The Complete Novel Plotting Workbook, check out Heather Justesen's review & Tristi Pinkston's review.
Also, I'm giving away one copy of The Complete Novel Plotting Workbook. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. I'll announce the winner on Thursday, September 10th. Good luck!