This template will keep your novel’s clock ticking smoothly. Chapter outline Once you’re in the writing groove, you may not want to wade through all your plotting notes to remember what comes next.
This checklist gives you a scannable view of your plot, chapter by chapter and scene by scene, making it easy to see what you’ve completed and how much lies ahead.
From their hair color to their biggest secret, this questionnaire covers it all. Character biography Now that you know who’s who, here’s a template for figuring out how they got to the situation in your novel.
When it’s time to write a flashback or refer to a past event, you’ll breathe easier (and save yourself some edits) knowing you can look up the dates in this simple timeline. World-building questionnaire So far we’ve been talking about the what and who of your novel, but where and when are just as important.
Mom and Dad At Work What do your parents do all day? Global Disasters What is your take on the global impact?
Letter to the President Write a letter to the Commander and Chief If You Were Invisible? Your middle level writer are usually the most creative.
Whether you’re writing about a fantasy world or the town you grew up in, this questionnaire will get you thinking in depth about the setting.
Then you can write richer, more realistic scenes that draw the reader into your world. When you factor in research, articles saved with Web Clipper, and random jottings about who did what to whom, you’ll probably find you have a of notes for your writing project.
Did your hero get that threatening letter on Tuesday or Sunday?
Does the next scene happen on a sunny morning or in the dead of night?