No matter what stage you’re at in your storytelling quest these resources will ensure you make it to your desired destination.
5-DAY STORY CREATION CHALLENGE
Learn the basics of crafting a brand-new story in just 5 days! In this FREE easy-to-follow email-based mini-course, I’ve outlined what you need to know to build your perfect story foundation every time.
Embark on your storytelling quest today!
Story alchemy printable
Don’t get stuck trudging through the Swamp of Sorrows, instead learn the 3 Core Elements to create the perfect foundation for your story every time!
I outline everything you need to know to write an effective scene in my Scene Alchemy Printable. It’s yours when you join The Storyteller’s Saga, my weekly newsletter delivered straight to your inbox every Wednesday.
So are you ready to get unstuck?
Idea Recording Tools
Story Alchemy Notebook
The Story Alchemy Notebook will be a 6×9 dotted grid hardcover notebook allowing you the freedom to either write or make sketch notes on its pages.
Alvin Draft-Tec Retrac Mechanical Pencil
The tip of this pencil retracts inside so you can stow it anywhere and it won’t snag on your stuff. Made in Japan, this is the Best $10 pencil I’ve ever bought. Mine’s blue of course.
Full Focus Planner
A daily planner that spans a quarter of the year. I’d never tried a paper planner before 2022 but decided to give it a try on the recommendation of my business mentor Amy Porterfield. FF’s philosophy is instead of having a never ending To Do List you focus on 3X3. 3 daily tasks, 3 weekly objectives, and 3 quarterly goals. This has helped me feel like I am actively making real progress toward my goals and I can look over tangible proof that I am at any moment.
Scapple is a brainstorming program by the makers of Scrivener, UK company Literate and a Latte. You can use it to make idea trees, plot out anything with digital post-it notes, or map the complicated history of the kingdom for your next D&D campaign.
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Story Alchemy Journal
Story Alchemy Journaling is a system I devised for digitally cataloging everything I create and learn in a day, and it makes it easily retrievable for later use. I use a simple-to-implement system + Scrivener to ensure I never lose any of my ideas and story research + write over 100,000 words a year.
If you’d like to know more, I’m developing a course to teach others this process, and have a waitlist.
Story Creation Tools
Since 2010 I’ve done my story writing exclusively in this program designed by a UK company Literate and a Latte since the first PC beta version launched back in winter 2010. I prefer it so much to everything else, I have the PC, Mac, and iOS versions. Hands down it’s the best writing program I’ve worked with over the last 20 years.
I use it for everything. Story creation, daily prompt writing, note taking, writing scripts for my IG reels, and writing website copy. Seriously everything.
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A Chrome plugin that checks your grammar and spelling on everything from Google Docs to email and social media.
A browser based and desktop app that let’s you refine your writing to be more clear and readable for you audience. It not only helps correct your grammar but will also indicate the reading grade level of the text you’ve pasted in.
A Mac-only program designed by 2 guys named Brad who used to work for Pixar Animation Studios. Vellum allows you to simultaneously layout both the print and eBook editions of a book in one file, and output beautiful professional-looking books for print and all eBook platforms. Since 2017 all of my books have been produced with this program.
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I first saw Procreate in use at Fanime 2018 but didn’t start using it until the very beginning 2022. Now I use it to make all the covers, graphics, and animations for my sites, emails, and social media.
ConvertKit is a powerful email newsletter provider that offers automation capabilities, hosted landing pages, email sequence options, and so much more. They have a FREE option and offer reasonable paid plans. I’ve been using them since 2017 and they have excellent customer service and ongoing free weekly training. There are plenty of email newsletter providers out there, but only ConvertKit is focused on the solopreneur—the author, the course creator, and the creative.
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