About marichristie

Mari Christie has been a professional writer, editor, and designer in Denver, Colorado for more than 20 years. At the age of 19, she decided to learn to write anything requiring words. With experience in journalism, marketing and advertising, media relations, government and industry proposals, nonprofit grants, technical communications, business documentation, fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry, this goal has, for the most part, been accomplished. Mari holds a BA in Writing, summa cum laude and With Distinction, from the University of Colorado Denver,. She has been an expert in word processing since WordPerfect for DOS; Microsoft products since Windows 3.1; desktop publishing since Quark 1.0 and Aldus PageMaker; and Adobe Creative products before they comprised a Suite. Since 2009, she has completed three unpublished historical novels and a book-length epic poem, and is currently at work on her first Regency romance.

August Daily Brainstorming – Plot

Win a Kindle Fire 7, plus lifetime access to extra Brainstorm Your Book worksheets!

I am choosing a random monthly winner from all commenters who answer brainstorming prompts from Brainstorm Your Book.


Choose two characters from your work-in-progress or an upcoming fiction book…

 

Describe their first conversation, and/or write the dialogue. 

 


To learn more or find additional tools for brainstorming your next fiction project, check out Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel.

Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel is a hands-on, pen-to-paper, rubber-to-road workbook to help you generate ideas for all the elements of your next fiction book—character, setting, plot, and theme—to produce a more robust first draft, and more complete later versions. Whether you are writing your first book or your fifty-first, no matter your genre or personal process, Brainstorm Your Book will spark creativity, increase productivity, and make writing your novel a whole lot more fun.

In a series of questions, prompts, and exercises, Brainstorm Your Book probes your imagination, pulling small and large details from your creative mind and the world around you. The workbook will introduce you to your characters and help build solid friendships with them, show you both a bird’s-eye and closeup view of your settings, generate action to drive the plot forward, and enhance the underlying messages in your manuscript. It will walk you, step-by-step, through choices you might never have considered, act as a catalyst driving progress through the whole first draft, and increase your chances of ending with a high-quality finished novel.

Click here to learn more!

For more tools, tips. and tricks to improve your writing, go to Mari’s new Patreon page and sign up!

 

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August Daily Brainstorming – Setting

Win a Kindle Fire 7, plus lifetime access to extra Brainstorm Your Book worksheets!

I am choosing a random monthly winner from all commenters who answer brainstorming prompts from Brainstorm Your Book.


Pick a setting, any setting, in your work-in-progress or an upcoming fiction book…

 

What are some important historical events in the area where your story takes place? What are the dates and significance of each?

 


To learn more or find additional tools for brainstorming your next fiction project, check out Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel.

Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel is a hands-on, pen-to-paper, rubber-to-road workbook to help you generate ideas for all the elements of your next fiction book—character, setting, plot, and theme—to produce a more robust first draft, and more complete later versions. Whether you are writing your first book or your fifty-first, no matter your genre or personal process, Brainstorm Your Book will spark creativity, increase productivity, and make writing your novel a whole lot more fun.

In a series of questions, prompts, and exercises, Brainstorm Your Book probes your imagination, pulling small and large details from your creative mind and the world around you. The workbook will introduce you to your characters and help build solid friendships with them, show you both a bird’s-eye and closeup view of your settings, generate action to drive the plot forward, and enhance the underlying messages in your manuscript. It will walk you, step-by-step, through choices you might never have considered, act as a catalyst driving progress through the whole first draft, and increase your chances of ending with a high-quality finished novel.

Click here to learn more!

For more tools, tips. and tricks to improve your writing, go to Mari’s new Patreon page and sign up!

 

August Daily Brainstorming – Character

Win a Kindle Fire 7, plus lifetime access to extra Brainstorm Your Book worksheets!

I am choosing a random monthly winner from all commenters who answer brainstorming prompts from Brainstorm Your Book.


Pick a character, any character, from your work-in-progress or an upcoming fiction book…

 

Does your character have an active imagination? What do they use it for?

 


To learn more or find additional tools for brainstorming your next fiction project, check out Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel.

Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel is a hands-on, pen-to-paper, rubber-to-road workbook to help you generate ideas for all the elements of your next fiction book—character, setting, plot, and theme—to produce a more robust first draft, and more complete later versions. Whether you are writing your first book or your fifty-first, no matter your genre or personal process, Brainstorm Your Book will spark creativity, increase productivity, and make writing your novel a whole lot more fun.

In a series of questions, prompts, and exercises, Brainstorm Your Book probes your imagination, pulling small and large details from your creative mind and the world around you. The workbook will introduce you to your characters and help build solid friendships with them, show you both a bird’s-eye and closeup view of your settings, generate action to drive the plot forward, and enhance the underlying messages in your manuscript. It will walk you, step-by-step, through choices you might never have considered, act as a catalyst driving progress through the whole first draft, and increase your chances of ending with a high-quality finished novel.

Click here to learn more!

For more tools, tips. and tricks to improve your writing, go to Mari’s new Patreon page and sign up!

 

August Daily Brainstorming – Plot

Win a Kindle Fire 7, plus lifetime access to extra Brainstorm Your Book worksheets!

I am choosing a random monthly winner from all commenters who answer brainstorming prompts from Brainstorm Your Book.


Choose two characters from your work-in-progress or an upcoming fiction book…

 

How, when, and where do they meet? 

 


To learn more or find additional tools for brainstorming your next fiction project, check out Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel.

Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel is a hands-on, pen-to-paper, rubber-to-road workbook to help you generate ideas for all the elements of your next fiction book—character, setting, plot, and theme—to produce a more robust first draft, and more complete later versions. Whether you are writing your first book or your fifty-first, no matter your genre or personal process, Brainstorm Your Book will spark creativity, increase productivity, and make writing your novel a whole lot more fun.

In a series of questions, prompts, and exercises, Brainstorm Your Book probes your imagination, pulling small and large details from your creative mind and the world around you. The workbook will introduce you to your characters and help build solid friendships with them, show you both a bird’s-eye and closeup view of your settings, generate action to drive the plot forward, and enhance the underlying messages in your manuscript. It will walk you, step-by-step, through choices you might never have considered, act as a catalyst driving progress through the whole first draft, and increase your chances of ending with a high-quality finished novel.

Click here to learn more!

For more tools, tips. and tricks to improve your writing, go to Mari’s new Patreon page and sign up!

 

August Daily Brainstorming – Setting

Win a Kindle Fire 7, plus lifetime access to extra Brainstorm Your Book worksheets!

I am choosing a random monthly winner from all commenters who answer brainstorming prompts from Brainstorm Your Book.


Pick a setting, any setting, in your work-in-progress or an upcoming fiction book…

 

Describe the typical weather (temperature, weather events, etc.) in the region where your story takes place. Now repeat for each season. 

 


To learn more or find additional tools for brainstorming your next fiction project, check out Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel.

Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel is a hands-on, pen-to-paper, rubber-to-road workbook to help you generate ideas for all the elements of your next fiction book—character, setting, plot, and theme—to produce a more robust first draft, and more complete later versions. Whether you are writing your first book or your fifty-first, no matter your genre or personal process, Brainstorm Your Book will spark creativity, increase productivity, and make writing your novel a whole lot more fun.

In a series of questions, prompts, and exercises, Brainstorm Your Book probes your imagination, pulling small and large details from your creative mind and the world around you. The workbook will introduce you to your characters and help build solid friendships with them, show you both a bird’s-eye and closeup view of your settings, generate action to drive the plot forward, and enhance the underlying messages in your manuscript. It will walk you, step-by-step, through choices you might never have considered, act as a catalyst driving progress through the whole first draft, and increase your chances of ending with a high-quality finished novel.

Click here to learn more!

For more tools, tips. and tricks to improve your writing, go to Mari’s new Patreon page and sign up!

 

August Daily Brainstorming – Character

Win a Kindle Fire 7, plus lifetime access to extra Brainstorm Your Book worksheets!

I am choosing a random monthly winner from all commenters who answer brainstorming prompts from Brainstorm Your Book.


Pick a character, any character, from your work-in-progress or an upcoming fiction book…

 

How well does your character follow directions? Why?

 


To learn more or find additional tools for brainstorming your next fiction project, check out Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel.

Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel is a hands-on, pen-to-paper, rubber-to-road workbook to help you generate ideas for all the elements of your next fiction book—character, setting, plot, and theme—to produce a more robust first draft, and more complete later versions. Whether you are writing your first book or your fifty-first, no matter your genre or personal process, Brainstorm Your Book will spark creativity, increase productivity, and make writing your novel a whole lot more fun.

In a series of questions, prompts, and exercises, Brainstorm Your Book probes your imagination, pulling small and large details from your creative mind and the world around you. The workbook will introduce you to your characters and help build solid friendships with them, show you both a bird’s-eye and closeup view of your settings, generate action to drive the plot forward, and enhance the underlying messages in your manuscript. It will walk you, step-by-step, through choices you might never have considered, act as a catalyst driving progress through the whole first draft, and increase your chances of ending with a high-quality finished novel.

Click here to learn more!

For more tools, tips. and tricks to improve your writing, go to Mari’s new Patreon page and sign up!

 

August Daily Brainstorming – Plot

Win a Kindle Fire 7, plus lifetime access to extra Brainstorm Your Book worksheets!

I am choosing a random monthly winner from all commenters who answer brainstorming prompts from Brainstorm Your Book.


Consider the antagonist from your work-in-progress or an upcoming fiction book…

 

How does the antagonist feel about their primary goal? Why? If they are emotionally conflicted, why and how? 

 


To learn more or find additional tools for brainstorming your next fiction project, check out Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel.

Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel is a hands-on, pen-to-paper, rubber-to-road workbook to help you generate ideas for all the elements of your next fiction book—character, setting, plot, and theme—to produce a more robust first draft, and more complete later versions. Whether you are writing your first book or your fifty-first, no matter your genre or personal process, Brainstorm Your Book will spark creativity, increase productivity, and make writing your novel a whole lot more fun.

In a series of questions, prompts, and exercises, Brainstorm Your Book probes your imagination, pulling small and large details from your creative mind and the world around you. The workbook will introduce you to your characters and help build solid friendships with them, show you both a bird’s-eye and closeup view of your settings, generate action to drive the plot forward, and enhance the underlying messages in your manuscript. It will walk you, step-by-step, through choices you might never have considered, act as a catalyst driving progress through the whole first draft, and increase your chances of ending with a high-quality finished novel.

Click here to learn more!

For more tools, tips. and tricks to improve your writing, go to Mari’s new Patreon page and sign up!

 

August Daily Brainstorming – Setting

Win a Kindle Fire 7, plus lifetime access to extra Brainstorm Your Book worksheets!

I am choosing a random monthly winner from all commenters who answer brainstorming prompts from Brainstorm Your Book.


Pick a setting, any setting, in your work-in-progress or an upcoming fiction book…

 

Describe one city, town, or village where your story takes place.

 


To learn more or find additional tools for brainstorming your next fiction project, check out Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel.

Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel is a hands-on, pen-to-paper, rubber-to-road workbook to help you generate ideas for all the elements of your next fiction book—character, setting, plot, and theme—to produce a more robust first draft, and more complete later versions. Whether you are writing your first book or your fifty-first, no matter your genre or personal process, Brainstorm Your Book will spark creativity, increase productivity, and make writing your novel a whole lot more fun.

In a series of questions, prompts, and exercises, Brainstorm Your Book probes your imagination, pulling small and large details from your creative mind and the world around you. The workbook will introduce you to your characters and help build solid friendships with them, show you both a bird’s-eye and closeup view of your settings, generate action to drive the plot forward, and enhance the underlying messages in your manuscript. It will walk you, step-by-step, through choices you might never have considered, act as a catalyst driving progress through the whole first draft, and increase your chances of ending with a high-quality finished novel.

Click here to learn more!

For more tools, tips. and tricks to improve your writing, go to Mari’s new Patreon page and sign up!

 

August Daily Brainstorming – Character

Win a Kindle Fire 7, plus lifetime access to extra Brainstorm Your Book worksheets!

I am choosing a random monthly winner from all commenters who answer brainstorming prompts from Brainstorm Your Book.


Pick a character, any character, from your work-in-progress or an upcoming fiction book…

 

How well does your character sleep? How many hours per night? Why?

 


To learn more or find additional tools for brainstorming your next fiction project, check out Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel.

Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel is a hands-on, pen-to-paper, rubber-to-road workbook to help you generate ideas for all the elements of your next fiction book—character, setting, plot, and theme—to produce a more robust first draft, and more complete later versions. Whether you are writing your first book or your fifty-first, no matter your genre or personal process, Brainstorm Your Book will spark creativity, increase productivity, and make writing your novel a whole lot more fun.

In a series of questions, prompts, and exercises, Brainstorm Your Book probes your imagination, pulling small and large details from your creative mind and the world around you. The workbook will introduce you to your characters and help build solid friendships with them, show you both a bird’s-eye and closeup view of your settings, generate action to drive the plot forward, and enhance the underlying messages in your manuscript. It will walk you, step-by-step, through choices you might never have considered, act as a catalyst driving progress through the whole first draft, and increase your chances of ending with a high-quality finished novel.

Click here to learn more!

For more tools, tips. and tricks to improve your writing, go to Mari’s new Patreon page and sign up!

 

August Daily Brainstorming – Plot

Win a Kindle Fire 7, plus lifetime access to extra Brainstorm Your Book worksheets!

I am choosing a random monthly winner from all commenters who answer brainstorming prompts from Brainstorm Your Book.


Consider the protagonist from your work-in-progress or an upcoming fiction book…

 

What steps would the protagonist need to take to achieve their primary goal, if there were no obstacles?

 


To learn more or find additional tools for brainstorming your next fiction project, check out Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel.

Brainstorm Your Book: Planning the Parts of Your Next Novel is a hands-on, pen-to-paper, rubber-to-road workbook to help you generate ideas for all the elements of your next fiction book—character, setting, plot, and theme—to produce a more robust first draft, and more complete later versions. Whether you are writing your first book or your fifty-first, no matter your genre or personal process, Brainstorm Your Book will spark creativity, increase productivity, and make writing your novel a whole lot more fun.

In a series of questions, prompts, and exercises, Brainstorm Your Book probes your imagination, pulling small and large details from your creative mind and the world around you. The workbook will introduce you to your characters and help build solid friendships with them, show you both a bird’s-eye and closeup view of your settings, generate action to drive the plot forward, and enhance the underlying messages in your manuscript. It will walk you, step-by-step, through choices you might never have considered, act as a catalyst driving progress through the whole first draft, and increase your chances of ending with a high-quality finished novel.

Click here to learn more!

For more tools, tips. and tricks to improve your writing, go to Mari’s new Patreon page and sign up!