Posted by: Kathy Temean | December 10, 2014

Jami Gold’s Writing Worksheets

Jami Picture 200 x 300Yvonne Ventresca (Pandemic author) sent me a note pointing out all the wonderful writing worksheets on Jami Gold’s Blog. I wanted to make sure I pointed out all the helpful information you can find, download, and use on her site.

Last week we talked about the Seven Point Story Structure System. You can find worksheets for other story structure systems to use on Jami’s site, too.

I particularly like the one below because you can use to see if each scene in your manuscript has what it takes when you revise.

Here is Jami Gold’s Elements of a Good Scene Worksheet from her blog:

jamigold elements of a scene

Use this link to download and print the spreadsheet out to use: http://jamigold.com/for-writers/worksheets-for-writers/ – Check it out!

Jami also does workshops:

Full Beat Sheet Basics OnDemand Workshop Information:

Beat sheets, long used by movie scriptwriters, can also help us create strong stories for our novels.
Don’t know what beat sheets are or how to use them?
Do you write by the seat of your pants and don’t want to plan your story in advance?

Never fear—learn the terminology, uses, and ways to adapt beat sheets to our writing methods. At the end of this class, students will have an overview of story structure and beat sheets:

  • Introduction to story arcs
  • Introduction to beats and terminology
  • Digging deeper to avoid formulaic clichés
  • Using beat sheets to find unnecessary scenes and pacing issues
  • How those who write by the seat of their pants can use beat sheets too

Click here for more information about Jami Gold’s Beat Sheet Basics OnDemand Workshop

A little bit about Jami: After escaping the corporate asylum by leaving a clone in her place, Jami Gold moved to Arizona and decided to become a writer, where she could put her talent for making up stuff to good use. Fortunately, her muse, an arrogant male who delights in causing her to sound as insane as possible, rewards her with unique and rich story ideas. Fueled by chocolate, she writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy tales that range from dark to humorous, but one thing remains the same: Normal need not apply. Just ask her family—and zombie cat.

Thank you Jami for sharing this with all of us.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy

 


Responses

  1. What a great post…and just in time for my revision. I’m having some trouble with scene content, and will use Jamie’s guides to help things along. Thanks Kathy and Jamie!

    • Darlene,

      That’s the first one I am going to use.

      See you soon,

      Kathy

    • Yay! I’m happy to hear that.🙂

  2. Wow, thanks! These are great for us plotter-people.

    • Donna,

      I thought so, too. I’m going to try them out as soon as I get the Christmas decorating done.

      Happy holidays,

      Kathy

  3. Yes, Jami’s blog is chock full of writing goodies. Glad to see her on your blog, Kathy.🙂

    • Tracy,

      I’m glad I found her to put her up. I am sure her worksheets will help a lot of writers.

      Talk soon,

      Kathy

  4. Ooooooh, Kathy, you KNOW how I love charts! lol This one is great only I know I’d have to redo it so that the column headings didn’t read top to bottom! Love this! Thank you😀

    • Donna,

      You don’t have to do that. Jami already has it that way. I changed it so people could read it on the blog. It was too small to read when I reduced it.

      • lol…thanks for telling me, Kathy! Saved me work!😀

    • And let me know if you have any questions, Donna. I’m happy to help!🙂

  5. Thanks for this post, Kathy. Jami’s blog is a gold mine of ideas and solutions. Love it!

  6. Glad you found the link useful!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing, Kathy!🙂

  8. Jami is awesome! I’ve been following her blog for years. She is not only brilliant but super nice as well, always willing to engage with her readers.

  9. Kathy,
    Just now getting a chance to really look at Jami’s stuff and it is amazing. Thank you Cathy for introducing me to it. and thank you Jamie for providing such a wealth of information.


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