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- The Seven Point Plot structure template – listed at the Self Publishing Took Kit’s site is the same model I used to write my novel, The Magic Shop. I was at Dan Well’s presentation at BYU for LTUE a few years ago, and it was fantastic help for a young author. Dan Well’s site is here. Dan and some fellow writers also host a fantastic podcast called Writing Excuses. You can check it out, and specifically episode about this writing model here.
- 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. I have a couple posts about the Hero’s Journey here (Star Wars focused) and here (on the monomyth in general).
- The Snowflake Template – The blog wordinprogress.com has a nice template using the snowflake method.
- Another Snowflake Template – Belinda Crawford’s blog has additional resources as well, such as character sheets.
- The General Novel Project – By bestselling author, David Hewson.
- The Beat Sheet Template – Story structure based on Larry Brooks ‘beats’ story structure, template by Mel Corbett.
- The Mystery Novel template – Self-explanatory. Also by Mel Corbett.
Scrivener Non-Fiction Templates
- 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!
- The One Page Novel template looks interesting. Brief, but useful. Posted by Lady Writer.
More Free Scrivener Templates
- K.M. Weiland has a great Scrivener template for outlining and structuring your novel. Mac and Windows versions available.
- She also has one of the best writing podcasts out there. If you listen to writing podcasts, check out Helping Writers Become Authors.
- All Indie Writers blog has a case study template.
- Scrivener’s homepage posted a novel template for its members participating in National Novel Writing Month.
- Caroline Norrington has posted a wicked outline template for novels. It’s very detailed, and looks quite useful.
- Jami Gold posted a basic template that seemed to be based on the 7 point plot system. Her article on using beats with Scrivener is quite good and full of information.
- David Hewson has created a story bible template that can be used for keeping the background detail that we writers create. You never know when you’ll need to refer back to it.
- Tony McFadden updated his novel with 4 parts template (to v 2.0 –> This one you need to RIGHT Click, and hit “Save As” in order to get it). The updates are worth checking out.
- Byzantine Roads posted Lester Dent’s Fiction Master Plot template.
- Sean Williams posted the Vertigo Scrivener template (comic template).
- Belinda Crawford posted about an article Kitty Chandler at Kitty Space regarding a fantastic template she calls the World-building Leviathan Scrivener template. I mention Belinda because she posts great articles and info that I think other writers will find useful. For example, the writer’s notebook template that she posted here.
- Scrivenercoach.com offers great Scrivener training lessons, and they have a slew of blog related scrivener templates: Here are the Power Blogging, 60 Minute Sales Letter, Getting Things Done, Lightening Fast Blog Post, Snowflake Method, and The Minimalist Brainstorming templates. You can download all of them at once right here.
- John Castle posted some Save the Cat templates, and they look pretty good.
- Claire O’Brien has a great post with Picture Book templates.
- Pen & Muse has a free, Scrivener template full of worksheets and other helpful tools. If you know of any great templates, please feel free to share in the comments section below!
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