I am, like a lot of people I know, an aspiring writer. Maybe I should re-phrase that... an aspiring *published* writer. I have lots of ideas floating around in my head and maybe one of these days I'll get them all onto paper.

These pages are from various handouts and excersises that I've collected from school over the years - I did not write them myself. If anyone ever finds the original teachers who wrote these (probably at some point in the 70s or early 80s), please let me know so I can credit them! If you wish to copy, print, link to or use these pages in any way, you do not need to ask me for permission.


Adjectives for writing reviews


Synonyms for words commonly used in student writing

Transition words

Variations on 'said'



The Character Sketch

The Setting

Point of View

General tips

Writing a research paper