Novel Scenes Chart

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So let’s just say you’re a plotter. Or maybe a pantser trying to learn how to become a plotter. You need this chart. Fill it out before you start your first draft, and you’ll be 70% less likely to make huge logistical errors and/or have plot holes so big you could drive a Chevy through them. And my favorite part? The satisfaction of checking off each scene as it’s complete. You’re welcome.

novel scenes

*Black bars help visually separate chapters. To clear my example information, simply highlight the cells you want to empty and push “delete” (not “backspace”).


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  • Pierce

    Thanks for the worksheets!

  • Lisa

    Great worksheet. Thanks for sharing!

  • I Malt Firebrands

    This is beautiful. You are a life(novel)saver!

  • Jessica

    This chart and your plotting worksheets are very helpful. But, how do you decide which POV to use for each scene, and where to break a new chapter? Thanks!

    • Thank you! I’m afraid the craft of writing is a little beyond the scope of my Organized Writer documents. You might try browsing writing-advice-specific blogs for that type of thing!