Prewriting Course

Greetings, writers.

Here are the latest additions to the mini-course, as of September 28.

–Using YouTube and other online video to boost your prewriting.


–Exploring the ‘foolscap method’ of prewriting [Google Docs version]   or   PDF version

–Interview with Stealth Students author

–Mind mapping with Inspiration [a commercial product I’ve used for years.] It’s almost eight minutes long, so keep that index finger ready to fast-forward.


–Mind mapping with [an online concept mapping tool] [Video]


Reminder: I’m placing each of the components here as they’re finalized so you can have quick access.

When I create my course modules with more polished resources in Teachable, I will let you know and give you access to that version.

If you’re interested in joining that version of the still-free course, just fill out the form below or email me at

Yes, I want to take the prewriting course!

Key Points from James Patterson on Outlining

Character Conversations   Stealth Students Character Conversations

Concept Lists:      Surprise-The Unexpected-Amazement          Suspense

Video: Using a Concept List


Video: Using Images to Add a Visual Element to Your Prewriting