The Once and Future Writer's Club

Season 1: Starting Your Story

You love 'em, you hate 'em. But no story is complete without characters! In this episode we talk about how to create realistic characters who won't fall flat. That and a "Geek Thing of the Day" straight from Vault 111...

You can download your character chart worksheet here.

Episode Six: World Building Part Two

It can happen to even the best writers. The words get stuck in your head and you just can't get them on paper. It's frustrating, discouraging and can make you want to give up writing altogether. But before you do, check out our 7 tips to help you get past your block and get back to writing!

Episode Five: World Building Part One

Episode Seven: Plotting Part 1: Beginnings

Episode One: Getting Started!

Episode Two: Ideas, Ideas, Ideas!

Ready to get writing? In this season of The Once and Future Writer's Club we will break down the basics of plotting, character, setting, etc. We'll explain how to figure out your personal writing style and how to make it work best for you and how to come up with awesome story ideas for your work. We'll also touch on how to get past writer's block and stay inspired! 

Each episode will have a link to a printable writing prompt to apply what you've learned.  

It can be the hardest part of any story or novel -- coming up with something great to write about! Some of us don't have enough ideas -- some of us have too many. If you're having trouble deciding what to write about, this video will help you out! 

Click here for the writing assignment that goes with this episode. 

Episode Four: 7 tips for beating writer's block

Episode Three: Characters

In part two of our World Building we look at creating entire worlds/civilizations for our stories that are very different than the one we live in. (Think Lord of the Rings, Narnia.) I take you through all the decisions you must make and why they are important. And then we talk about how to weave all that world building into your story in a way that won't bore the reader. 

So you want to be a writer (or have been given a writing assignment) but don't know how to get started? The first episode offers tips and tricks on making time to write and getting those first words down on the page. 

Click here for the writing assignment that goes with this episode. 


Don't think of it as creating a setting for your story -- think of it as building a world! Whether realistic or fantastical, this episode of the Once and Future Writer's Club will get you started building your world and introducing it to your characters.

Click here for the writing assignment that goes along with this video. 

Ready to get started writing? Don't know where to begin? In part one of a three part series about plotting, I break down what you need in that all important first chapter of your book (or beginning of your story.)​

Click Here for the writing assignment that goes with this video.