I’ve pulled together a ton of Free Printables for Writing Your Novel. A few are mine, but most of them are awesome resources that I’ve found around the Internet.
Free Printables for Writing your Novel
Are you interested in writing a novel but you don’t want to start? Do you learn by doing? Do you want easy-to-use worksheets to help novel writing made sense? These printables and resources are just what you need!
Create a Writer’s Notebook! This worksheet will inspire story seeds and concepts. Click here to download and print.
This series of worksheets will help you get to know your character’s personality, what they want, and how they might try to overcome challenges. Click here to download and print.
More of my Favorite Printables…
TheWritersCraft.com has a great set of worksheets.
Elizabeth Span Craig has collected a long list of wonderful tools and worksheets made by and for novelists!
Annie Neugbauer’s Plotting Worksheet is for writers who have scattered ideas that need to be worked into a basic plot structure. It’s one page, bare-bones, & easy to view at a glance.
Writer’s Digest has a wonderful index of worksheets to help you write your novel in 30 days.
- Story Tracker (Act I, Act II, Act III): These worksheets help you outline before you start writing, and/or keep track of your story’s progression as you go.
- Story Idea Map: This worksheet is especially critical for writers who will be working without any kind of outline. During the first few days of your 30-day effort, you should complete this worksheet.
- Scene Card: Scene cards can be used as an outlining tool before you begin your 30-day effort, or as a daily writing and brainstorming technique. Scene cards can also play a critical role in revision. Index cards can be used instead of the worksheet if preferred.
- At-A-Glance Outline: Offers a quick way to fill in the blanks of your story. It guides you to answer the right questions for each area of your story, the questions that will come up fast when writing.
- Character Sketch: Keep track of the qualities of each major character using these sketches. As you become more experienced as a writer, you may want to create your own character profile worksheets.
- Character-Revealing Scenes: This more advanced outlining worksheet helps you identify where and how you will reveal important aspects of each major character.
- Climax: This worksheet helps you consider your novel’s climax, the point where the protagonist faces the conflict directly, with his goal on the line.
- Closing & Denouement: Questions on this worksheet analyze the novel’s post-climax scenes with an eye toward tying up unresolved arcs and the novel as a whole.
- Reversal Brainstorm: Plan ahead for characters’ changes of heart, new situations, unexpected betrayals and more.
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Kelly Youngblood says
Thank you, Tricia! I am printing these for my 16yo daughter, who is ALWAYS writing something! Her dream is to be an author. If she’s not writing, she’s reading … with work and school thrown in there occasionally! lol! Thank you, again!
Tricia Goyer says
Thx. Appreciate anything to help organize all the voices in my head. 🙂
Tricia Goyer says
Glad I could help!
Wild Horse says
I have book marked this post and I know that I am going to come back to it time and time again. Thanks!
Tricia Goyer says
Krista Chandler says
I just wanted to say thank you so much for this. I have been trying to figure out a way to organize the chaos in side my head and nothing I found would help. They only served to complicate it further but this was just what I needed. Thank you for making it and letting me use it. You are my newfound hero.
Emily P says
Thank you so much for these printables! They’re super helpful.
Starla Jimenez says
Thank you for this! I shared in my new and still small group for christian authors, bloggers, writers and brands. https://www.facebook.com/groups/186211708434601/
The best worksheets I found! They are very nice organized with and extremely helpful. Thank you!