• To Do Notion Template (Minimalist Theme)

    To Do Notion Template

    Jumping into Notion can be very overwhelming. Let’s be honest: it has so much functionality, it’s almost too much functionality (I mean, not really… but kind of). Have you been playing around with the idea of using Notion but don’t know where to start? A to do notion template might just be the perfect place! Simple, classic, and the perfect place to start your Notion adventure. If you do choose to use and customize it, share it with me! I’d love to see how you make this template your own. Notion is an excellent tool not only for life organization, but for organizing writing projects and outlining. Keep an eye out…

  • NaNoWriMo Stickers (2020)

    NaNoWriMo stickers

    Seriously, where has 2020 gone? For being a really shitty year (sorry, no other word will do), it’s flying by. NaNoWriMo is right around the corner. If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t, what are you waiting for?!), you’ll know that I’ve been in a big ol’ writing slump lately. I know a lot of people associate NaNoWriMo with stress and pressure, but it’s one of my favourite times of year. There is no other time that the writing community feels more bolstered, more alive, than during National Novel Writing Month. This year, I’m going to track my writing progress in my Erin Condren* planner. If you’re looking…

  • Creating a Novel Timeline

    novel timeline

    What’s a novel timeline? It is one of the most useful drafting tools we writers have. It is the document that details when each major and minor event will occur. This isn’t just useful for ensuring all of those events make it into the book, it’s useful in ensuring that there is progress/development, in some shape or form, in every chapter.

  • Character Outline: Supporting Leads

    supporting lead

    Supporting characters, particularly the ones in our protagonist’s immediate circle, have a significant impact on the plot of a book and on our main character’s growth. Have you ever heard the saying, you are who you spend time with? It's true, and so it goes without saying that we need to know exactly who our protagonist spends most of their time with.

  • Plot Outline: The Main Plot

    plot outline

    A main plot outline isn’t meant to detail every event of the novel. The main plot outline is meant to detail the three act structure of the main plot. The main plot is the big, over-arching story; the story that takes the entire length of the novel to tell. The main plot is the big, catastrophic, life-changing adventure that your protagonist goes on. So, without further ado, let’s discover what a main plot outline might look like.