Monday, 10 December 2012

Character timeline

Here's a fantastically useful resource for writers - a character or story timeline calculator! If you've ever got your head in a spin trying to work out how old your MC Flossie would have been when she attended her auntie's wedding which was held five years before Flossie's cousin Alfie was born, and Alfie is now 23, only this is a timeslip story so you're writing as though it's 1973 except for the bits which are set in 2012 with flashbacks to Flossie's wartime childhood ...

You get the picture. Help is at hand - plug the relevant dates and events into Wendy's StoryTimeline spreadsheet which can be downloaded from this link, and all the hard work will be done for you. Wendy's husband developed this, so many thanks to him, and to Wendy Clarke for sharing it. (She's happy for you to share it further on your blogs or Twitter/Facebook, as long as you credit her and add a link back to her blog.)

11 comments:

Edith said...

What a superb resource! Thanks for posting it. xxx

Old Kitty said...

Now this is really handy, thank you! Take care
x

Maria Perry Mohan said...

Great stuff. Thanks.

Wendy's Writing said...

Thank you very much for your link to my blog - I hope everyone finds my timeline helpful.

Vikki (www.the-view-outside.com) said...

Wow! This is something I'll definitely be sharing :)

Xx

Dolores Doolittle said...

Thank you Womag, for yet more brilliant help!

Antonia said...

Just when I needed it!

Cheers, Womag.

Antonia said...

Thanks to Wendy, too.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Thanks to you, Wendy and her husband for this. I'm going to download this on my laptop tomorrow.

Ellie said...

Thank you for the link Womag!

Karen said...

What a clever idea!