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Learn from Sue

& build confidence in your stories.

Editing is about so much more than words on the page. Your transformation as a writer is just as important as your characters' growth arcs.

Here are some free guides, worksheets, and quizzes that can inspire transformational storytelling results.

crown pen logo for Storysmith U. by Sue Brown-Moore

Learn from Sue

& build confidence in your stories.

Choose your free guide, worksheet, or quiz and experience transformational storytelling results.

Free writing resources

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How confident would you feel if you knew you could make the right story choices in the first draft?

Open workbook preview of the intro guide to the Character Core Values by Sue Brown-Moore

Discover the 7 most important character traits that define, motivate, and guide your story's key plot milestones.

This intro guide will walk you through what each of the 7 Character Core Values is and where they come from on a personal, human level.

Then I'll give you a list of 14 questions to ask your hero so you can start planning (or checking for) the plot moments that will make your hero feel real.  

Ready to deep dive into your hero's psyche?

Open workbook preview of the intro guide to the Character Core Values by Sue Brown-Moore

Discover the 7 most important character traits that define, motivate, and guide your story's key plot milestones.

This intro guide will walk you through what each of the 7 Character Core Values is and where they come from on a personal, human level.

Then I'll give you a list of 14 questions to ask your hero so you can start planning (or checking for) the plot moments that will make your hero feel real.  

Ready to deep dive into your hero's psyche?

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Learn the three distinct types of freelance editors you need to hire, how to vet them, and when to schedule each phase. Plus even more exclusive insight in this no-frills master guide!

Design your character arc worksheet

Do you know the 5 transformational stages every character arc should follow?

Assign a scene to each of the 5 phases on this Design-Your-Character-Arc worksheet.

Why are some antagonists more compelling than others? 

Map out the 4 compelling ways your antagonist can strengthen your hero with this Build-An-Antagonist worksheet.

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Sometimes, the best way to unstick your story is as simple as discovering (or re-discovering) something from your character's past.

This quiz will ask specific questions to guide you to the right starting point. Then, once you know what's missing from your backstory, I'll give you some free resources to dig even deeper. 

So what's missing from your hero's (or antagonist's) backstory?


Level up your storytelling with these self-study courses

Check out the full course list here.

Or explore my catalogue of free self-study articles to strengthen the basics of your storytelling skillset.

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