How To Plan Your Story In One Day

The very first National Story Planning Day took place on October 25, 2015. I hosted a free four-part live virtual workshop on Periscope, and created a free workbook to go along with the event.

And during the live event, I walked participants through everything they need to know about their stories before they write them. The bare-minimum stuff.

Anyone who did all of the exercises walked away with a basic story plan. 

If you weren’t able to attend the live event, you can still use the content from the event to plan your own story in a day. All you have to do is download the workbook and watch the video replays (see below).

You can either watch all of the videos and then go through the workbook exercise all at once, or you can watch each video and then work through the corresponding section in the workbook before moving on to the next video. Up to you.

>> Download the story plan workbook

Video 1: Idea, Concept Premise

Video 2: Creating Characters

Video 3: Story Structure

Video 4: Scene Beat Sheet

If you do all of the exercises in the workbook, you will have a basic story plan that you can use to write the first draft of your story.

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Want to see a story plan in action, from idea to story roadmap? Grab a free copy of my eGuide, Find Your Story: the 6-Week Story Planning Process here.

5 Replies to “How To Plan Your Story In One Day”

  1. Hi, Jennifer! Thank you for sharing this! I just wanted to let you know that I tried to sign up for your ebook but they sent a message to inform you that the e-mail list related to the book is not active so I thought I should do just that. If you still give away this specific e-book, please make the necessary changes so we can receive it. Thank you so much!

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