Resources for Writers

Organizing Your Writing Life Slides

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From my workshop on organizational and productivity tips to help de-stress, achieve your goals, and get those words on the page.

Plot steps thumbnailDramatica Plot Steps Worksheet

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Based on this article

Podcasting for Authors Handout

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From my workshop on tips and best practices for being a good podcast guest, what it takes to start and maintain your own author podcast—and why you may want to.

Publications Database (using Notion)

For authors who want an organized way of keeping track of the details of their published books, like ISBNs, distributors, buy links, cover copy, categories, keywords, and more! Whether you are self-published or traditionally published, once you have more than a few books in the world, having a database of your publications is extremely useful.

Use the public Notion template (Duplicate inside of Notion to use)


Story Spreadsheet

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My modified version of the Story Grid spreadsheet. Very useful when beginning a revision.

L. Penelope Monthly Project Tracker

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Monthly Project Tracker

Download the file – Will print as two half-letter sized pages.

This is how I track my actual writing days and other days working on a specific project. That way I can see how long each project actually took when planning future ones.

Scrivener Files – for Worldbuilding & Story Bible

Download the Scrivener Template – To open, go to File > New Projects > Options > Import Template

Download the Scrivener Project File – Open in Scrivener. You can File > Save As Template… to reuse.

NOTE: This is my customized and simplified version of the World-building Leviathan template originally created by Belinda Crawford.