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.


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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Justin Swapp

Justin was born with an active imagination on a U.S. naval base in Spain, but has spent most of his life in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains of Utah. He is bilingual, and has lived all over the world. He has four children; two boys, and two girls, and an enduring wife. He doesn't have any pets that he's aware of, but his children have been known to hide things under his bed.

In his free time Justin loves to read, write, and play games. He enjoys his close friends, and loves to make people laugh. To learn more about Justin, or his work, you can visit him at www.justinswapp.com

Justin is the author of The Magic Shop. He has also been published in several anthologies, including The Crimson Pact (Volumes 1, 2, and 5), The Memory Eater, and Short Sips: Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection 2.
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