Novel Structure

Over the years, I’ve taken many classes from many people on a wide variety of story structures, character aspects, log lines, pitching books, outlining, and so on. I’ve distilled this learning and my own experiences into a story structure template that I use for outlining my novels.

These two files are the results of my efforts. One is the spreadsheet that I do my outlining work in. The other is a Word doc that contains instructions on how to use the spreadsheet. Please feel free to download and use these files for yourself.

If someone would like a copy of these files, please direct them to my web site for download. If you have suggestions for improvement on either file, please use my contact form to provide feedback.

Files Last Updated: 2019-01-02

Many thanks go to the following people for giving me the knowledge necessary to put this together: