I’ve noticed I’m still getting traffic for the templates I created some time ago. Unfortunately, they were eaten by the angry computer gods who devoured my old computer, the previous version of my website, and my external hard drive all in May 2014.
I’ll add recreated versions of these files as I go. they will be updated to reflect my current publishing process — what this means is they’ll include front and back matter files and compile settings for producing pretty ebooks.
After recreating the mystery novel template, I discovered the amazing Justin Swapp had downloadable versions of my template available. Thank you! I did add in my front and back matter to the older files, and re-zipped them.
These are zipped .scriv files. To use them as templates, first download the file, unzip it, then save as template. Be sure to name it an obvious name and file it as fiction.
- MysteryNovelTemplate: This is the first template I made, and therefore the first template I’m re-creating. It’s based on Ticket2Write’s How to Plot a Mystery Novel.
- Beat Sheet Template 2 Share: This template is based on Larry Brook’s Beat Sheet from StoryFix.Com.
- HerosJourneyTemplate2share: This template is based on my notes from the fool’s journey in tarot, The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler, and of course, Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with A Thousand Faces. If you want to learn more about the hero’s journey any of these are great starting places. Many movies, including Disney, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter, follow a similar plot pattern.