What others have to say about The
Writer's Brainstorming Kit:
“The Writer's Brainstorming Kit will join
your dictionary and your thesaurus as a must-have tool for the
writing trade. After the first time, you’ll wonder how you
ever wrote without it!”
— Laura Hayden (aka Laura Kenner),
“The Writer's Brainstorming Kit seemed like
a truly dumb idea, until I started using it. Now I wouldn’t be
without it. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Every
writer I’ve shared it with wants to steal mine, but I tell them they
have to buy their own. So should you. It is
— Carolyn McSparren, award-winning romance
“Are you alone at two in the morning with no one to
bounce off those ideas? Well, have I got the answer for you in
a neat little book. And as a bonus, you can play cards at the
same time. I purchased The Writer's Brainstorming Kit:
Thinking in New Directions by Pam McCutcheon & Michael
Waite and read the book in one sitting. Having plotting and
GMC problems, I decided to draw cards for my hero, heroine, villain,
and two secondary characters. Magic happened!
you writing the same characters but putting them in
situations? The Writer's Brainstorming
Kit will challenge your brain and the next thing you know,
different characters and plots will be climbing over your
stereotyped characters to freedom. The Writer's
Brainstorming Kit gives you words and ideas to warm up your
brainpower and minutes later, your well is overflowing. Now if
Pam and Michael would only figure out how to get the stories from
our brains to the page without dripping blood...”
After twenty years of gallivanting all over the world
with the Air Force as an engineer, Pam McCutcheon
decided to leave and pursue her longtime dream of writing.
Luckily, the synthesis of these two disparate careers hasn’t
made her schizophrenic, but instead has given her an unusual
combination of logic and creativity and the ability to speak from
both sides of her brain.
Fond of incorporating humor in her books and classes,
Pam is a popular writing instructor and an award-winning author of
ten novels for Dorchester Publishing, Harlequin American, and
Kensington/Zebra. She has also written two novellas and four
short stories (some under the name Pamela Luzier).
Also check out her other nonfiction writing book,
the Fiction Synopsis. She can be found in beautiful
Colorado with her dog or on the Internet at http://www.pammc.com/.
pursued creative interests—illustration, design, marketing,
writing—for 18 years, working primarily in graphic art studios and
advertising agencies until ending his ten-year relationship with a
steady paycheck and becoming a freelance.
designer and illustrator, Michael started hanging out with serious
fiction writers some ten years ago, and served as director of the
popular Pikes Peak Writers Conference in Colorado Springs for three
years. He owns a creative arts studio and lives in Idaho with
his wife, two daughters and a small herd of Macs.