NaNoWrimo Templates

NaNoWrimo Templates

NaNoWriMo 2016 is nearly upon us, and if you’re planning on participating, it’s probably time for you to start getting ready to write your guts out. Below I’ve included a list of NaNoWriMo templates that will help you get organized, and ready to plot, track, and write your way to the end of November.

If you’re a Scrivener user, you might find my free scrivener templates #1 and free scrivener templates #2 posts helpful for NaNoWriMo as well. You can also check out my Scrivener resources page. By the way, you can get a 20% discount on Scrivener just for participating in NaNoWriMo. So, if you haven’t bought it yet, get a free trial here, and if you decide to buy, use the discount code NANOWRIMO.

If you’re already a Scrivener user, and you’re just looking to get some top-notch training, you can go here for that. Now, on to the templates and other NaNoWriMo goodies!

NaNoWriMo Templates

Evernote’s blog has several templates for you to use for this year’s NaNoWrimo, including  Story Premise template, the Three-Act Story Plotting template, the Story Beats template, the Snowflake Method Checklist template, the Character Profile template, and the Worldbuilding Basics template.

Curiouser Editing wrote a post with a Novel Outlines worksheet.

NaNoWriMo Calendars and Progress Charts

The folks over at Byzantineroads have a bunch of themes calendars and progress charts for NaNoWriMo 2016. Here’s a list of them: The Typewriter Theme, A Neutral Theme, A Horror Theme, A Sci-Fi Theme, A Romance Theme, and A Punk Theme

David Seah has created a beautiful and detailed NaNoWriMo 2016 calendar that you can get here

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NaNoWriMo Word Count Trackers

Justin McLachlan created an Excel tracker here that tracks your progress to your goal, and the other basics, like daily word count against your target, and the like. If you want to donate to him, he has a link for donating.

Story a Day has created a google doc word count tracker with conditional formatting that will make your word count go green when you hit you goal. Check it out here. 

 Mark Feenstra’s tracker is pretty cool too, especially because it tracks against the entire year, and not just November for NaNoWriMo. You can get that one here.

Svenja Gosen has created a more complete tracker for the writer that wants to keep tabs on character and plot information, as well as the standard stuff. You can download it here

Cameron Mathew has built another detailed tracker that not only tracks the basics, but tracks your morale, number of writing sessions, scenes completed, and other things.  Get it here.

If you don’t like any of the trackers above, you can always create your own. Nerds and Nonsense has written a nice post on how to create a word tracker for NaNoWriMo.

Free Novel Outline Templates and Worksheets

Free Novel Outline Templates and Worksheets

Whether you’re a “plotter” or a “pantser,” every writer needs some method to organize his or her work. There are many tools available to writers today, but I thought I would take a moment and gather up some great novel outline templates from around the web, similar to how I did with my free scrivener templates part 1 and free scrivener templates part 2 posts. Once you’ve got some of your novel’s details worked out in your head, you’ll want to start logging them somewhere. If you’re struggling with ideas, I’ve included some worksheets too. That said, an outline is a great place to start!  When you’re ready, below you will find a series of free novel outline and worksheet templates that can be found on the web from other authors who share the same passion you do for writing.

Scrivener Resources

NOVEL OUTLINE TEMPLATES AND WORKSHEETS

Remember to right click and choose “Save As” for the  links that point directly to to the templates.

Let me know what you think in the comments. Do you have some links to share? Put them in the comments too!

 

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