Free Resources

Welcome, welcome!  I hear you're looking for one (or more) of the free writing resources.  Well, you're in the right spot.  Let me pour you a cup of tea and we can begin ...

Everything below can be accessed in some way without exchanging your email address.  Most of these resources can be downloaded directly to your computer or mobile device upon clicking the link.

All of these resources are free to share with whomever you choose (in person or online), so long as you share where you found them and don’t claim the content as your own.

If you have any questions or difficulties with a download, leave a note in the comments below or send me an email at, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

Quick-Jump Resource List

If you don't want to scroll through the page, searching for the right resource, click the correct one in the list below and you'll be taken straight to it!

Bullet Journal Checklists
Character Creation Worksheets
Writing Prompts
Writing Life Wheel
Letters from the Burrow + Monthly Round-Ups
Vive la Writing! Workshop

Bullet Journal Checklists

These checklists originally accompanied blog posts about bullet journaling for writers.  Each blog post is linked below the appropriate checklist, if you’d like to wander that way!

Download: Bullet Journaling Checklist (PDF)
Blog Post: Bullet Journaling for Fiction Writers

Download: Bullet Journaling: Characters Checklist (PDF)
Blog Post: How to Add Characters to Your Writing Bullet Journal

Character Creation Worksheets

These worksheets originally accompanied a three-part blog series on the basics of character creation.  Each blog post is linked below the appropriate worksheet, if you’d like to take a peek.

Download: Character Creation: The Name Game (PDF)
Blog Post: How to Name a Character

Download: Character Creation: Physicality (PDF)
Blog Post: How to See and Hear a Character

Download: Character Creation: Important Relationships (PDF)
Blog Post: Discover Your Character's VIPs

Writing Prompts

Every month, I add a new writing prompt to this collection.  In the past, they’ve often focused on character development, but I’m excited to start including prompts on world-building and other aspects of storytelling in the future!

Click here to explore the collection of writing prompts (Google Doc).

Writing Life Wheel

"A Writing Life Wheel is a visual representation of the parts of your life that connect to your writing - like your support network and your goals - and how satisfied you are in each, on a scale of 1 to 5."

If you've ever felt overwhelmed by the state of your writing life, spending a few minutes with a Writing Life Wheel is an awesome way to figure out where things have gone wrong and how to start piecing them back together.

Download: Blank Writing Life Wheel (PDF)
Blog Post: How to Use a Writing Life Wheel

Letters from the Burrow + Monthly Round-Ups

A quarterly letter (with occasional extra notes) that includes inspiration, writing prompts, and handpicked resources.  These letters arrive by email in January, April, July, and October.  In the other months, you'll receive a shorter, more streamlined round-up of resources.

If you'd like, you can also choose to receive only the shorter round-ups and none of the longer letters.  Just be sure to choose that option on the sign-up form!  (You can change your mind at any time.)  A more streamlined version of Letters from the Burrow, this is a short note that includes the latest writing prompt and any links to my newest content and creations and inspiration from other creators, while the rest of the content is streamlined or removed entirely.

Like everything else on this page, you can read these letters without signing up via email if you prefer.  The twenty most recent letters can be found by clicking through to the archive here.  As of October 2019, I’ve also started sharing links to the most recent letter on Twitter and Facebook.

However, you’re welcome to receive Letters from the Burrow by email if that’s more convenient or appealing to you!  If you’d like to do that, you can find the sign-up page right here.

Vive la Writing! Workshop

Back in 2016, I offered a workshop that covered six steps to getting your writing life on-track.  We covered strategies to:
  • create a sacred space for your writing endeavours
  • make the most of your time
  • build a creative support network
  • cultivate a writing practice to refresh and add to your writer's toolbox
  • craft a roadmap to move forward with your current project
  • assess what's working and what's not, now and in the future, to keep you from getting stalled
The full replay and accompanying worksheets are available, though the video isn't currently captioned.  I'll be re-releasing an edited version of the footage, fully captioned, by the end of 2019.  If you'd like to check out the workshop in the meantime, you can find the Vive la Writing! workshop right here.