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If you’ve discovered Scrivener, like many writers have, you have probably come to love the flexibility and organization it affords your creativity. I’m new to the software, but I really like what I see so far. From everything I’ve read, so does just about everyone else. Understand that Scrivener is not a standard word processor, nor does it intend to be. Think of it as a creative suite. It even makes publishing ebooks quite easy.
Once you’ve got the basics down, you’ll probably start looking for some templates to kickstart your writing process. Well, look no further. Below you will find a series of templates that can be found on the web from other authors who share the same passion you have (are gaining) for Scrivener.
Scrivener Fiction Templates
- The SFWA Short Story template – by author Jamie Todd Rubin. This is a short story template intended for SFWA markets.
- The Hero’s Journey template – Mel Corbett bases this template on the famous Hero’s Journey story structure made famous by Joseph Campbell.
- The Snowflake Template - The blog wordinprogress.com has a nice template using the snowflake method.
- The General Novel Project - By bestselling author, David Hewson.
- The Beat Sheet Template - Story structure based on Larry Brooks ‘beats’ story stucture, template by Mel Corbett.
- The Mystery Novel template – Self-explanatory. Also by Mel Corbett.
- Academic Paper Template – Michael Alaxelson has given us a template for journals and other publications.
- The Research Project Template and the Teaching Scrivener Template – For professional and educational projects, by Katherine Pickering Antonova. These are currently .xml files as she seems to still be working on them. Fingers crossed!
There are discussions on www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/ that touch on templates and how to make them. If you have further questions, try your questions there and the great community will be supportive.