Chapter plans

Plans to help you organise your chapters and scenes. Refer to these plans when you write and keep your work focussed.

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Launch Story Planner Helper

Chapter outline

A simple plan to outline your chapters. Use this plan to list key scenes or incidents to work towards.

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timeproperty 20 min
Easy
Developed

Scene outline

This plan is used to outline scenes. It contains some prompts to ensure your scene is moving the story forward.

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timeproperty 25 min
Challenging
In depth

Chapter questions

These questions can help you get unstuck if you lose your focus in a chapter.

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timeproperty 20 min
Challenging
In depth

Tentpoles for chapters

It can help to have a few scenes to aim for in each chapter. Define 'Tentpoles' that hold up the story, like poles of a tent.

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timeproperty 25 min
Easy
Developed

Disaster and Reaction scene structure

A method to structure scenes or story sequences, from ‘Techniques of the Selling Writer’.

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timeproperty 30 min
Specialist
In depth