STORY COLORING BOOK for Kids

AVAILABLE BY APRIL 20 –

New release, All Beautiful Creatures – A Story Coloring Book  will be available soon.  Sisters, B.J. Woodland Clausen and C.A. Woodland Simonson collaborated to create a story poem for each original pen and ink drawing.

Little ones can learn about each creature as they color the 8×10 picture and learn their alphabet at the same time!

All Beautiful Creatures will be available on Amazon or by direct order by April 20. (Cover design by C.A. Simonson)

PLOTTING BY DESIGN

plotting-ladyPlotting a book doesn’t happen by accident, it must be designed. Just as a baker needs a recipe, a seamstress needs a pattern, and a builder needs a blueprint, a writer does best with a plot.

Structuring your manuscript doesn’t have to be hard. A plot is simply like a road map. It doesn’t mean you won’t take detours or hit potholes along the way. It doesn’t even mean you’ll stay on the right road — but it will guide you.  It provides the parameters and guides along the way to help you reach your destination.

There are many different ways people have plotted their books -and I’m probably the worst for putting all my notes, outlines, character sketches, and everything else in one notebook.   I have found, however, that using a simple template or spreadsheet certainly helps in keeping timelines straight and remembering who has blue eyes and who has red hair.

Here are a couple of free sheets to help you get your manuscript plotted.

CHARTING SPREADSHEET

PLOT TEMPLATE

 

 

 

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