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WRITING TOOLS & TEMPLATES

I encourage you to try these free-use writing tools, from style templates to fill-in-the-blank correspondence with beta readers. Each has helped me overcome one hurdle or another.

24-Chapter Plot Template

A FAST 24-CHAPTER OUTLINE

The twenty-four-point plot outline gives you three prompts for each of twenty-four chapters. It's meant for a first draft of an outline.

Shunn Style Template

INDUSTRY STANDARD LOOK

This is the "standard style" that agents & editors expect from a professional manuscript. It may be boring, but it's quick to read for the trained.

Manuscript Style Template

A PROFESIONAL WRITING FORMAT

This modern template gives our living/breathing manuscripts a professional, easy-to-use design for digital sharing and editing.

Book Details Style Template

TITLE PAGE TO DEDICATION

Use this modern template to stylize the boilerplate that comes before your manuscript, including the Title Page, Copyright Page, and Dedication Page.

Talking With Beta Readers

PRO DIALOGUE WITH BETA READERS

These Madlib templates make it easy to reach out to beta readers. They provide a structure that you can personalize to set your readers up for success.

Query Letter Madlibs

AUTHOR QUERYS MADE EASY

Here are a few templates that you can fill in to create a compelling query letter. They'll help you get over the block many of us feel.

Easy Book Reviews

MADLIBS FOR BOOK REVIEWS

Help your reviewers give you a smashing review, particularly those ARC readers who you value so much. Give them a tool to save time and effort.

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