Tag Archives: story organization

Writer’s Resource: Scrivener

Scrivener

Scrivener is a writing program offered by Literature and Latte. They are another sponsor of NaNo and offer a free 30 day trial. Scrivener offers tool such as a corkboard, files for easy formatting, a place to store research, and easy import/export from other software.

As I mentioned in a previous post, there is a free alternative, with less functionality offered through SpaceJock Software. Also available is Jami Gold’s Scrivener template beat sheet.

May the Muse be With You,

Kelly

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Writer’s Resource: Aeon Timeline

Aeon Timeline

Aeon Timeline is an organization tool that offers a twenty day free trial or is available for download through the website. It is a timeline designed to help plot out the course of a book whether it is character arcs or specific events.

I am a Pantser, so I have not yet dug into the specifics of Aeon Timeline, but NaNo has promoted it for the last couple years as a way to get ready for the month-long madness.

May the Muse be With You,

Kelly

Writer’s Resource: Beat Sheets

Story Planning Worksheets

Jami Gold, a paranormal romance and urban fantasy author, created a spreadsheet that works around the Beat Sheets Blake Snyder shares in his book, Save The Cat. As if that weren’t enough, she created many more based on other writing techniques, among them Larry Brooks’ Story Engineering.

Depending on your writing style, (pantser vs plotter, character vs plot) there should be something that will help organize that amazing idea into something resembling a story.

May the Muse be with you,

Kelly