Build an outline for your story with the Basic Plot Outliner

A free Notion template designed to simplify plot development for writers. Perfect for novels, screenplays, and short stories, it offers structured organization, scene tracking, and boosts writing efficiency. Ideal for new writers looking to streamline their creative process.

Introducing the Basic Plot Outliner — a free Notion template meticulously crafted for writers at the start of their storytelling adventure. Whether you’re penning your first novel, drafting a screenplay, or exploring the realms of short stories, this template is your guiding star through the complex skies of plot development.

Key Features:

  • Simplicity at its Core: Designed with ease of use in mind, this Notion template clears the path for your creativity, letting your ideas flow unhindered.
  • Structured Plot Organization: With dedicated sections for essential plot points, your story will find its backbone, giving you a clear vision of its structure.
  • Scene Purpose Tracking: Every scene counts in storytelling. Our template empowers you to define the purpose of each scene, be it moving the plot forward, character development, or world-building, ensuring every word contributes to your narrative’s soul.
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Step 1: Purchase the Storyteller OS

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Step 2: Sign up for a free Notion Account

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Step 3: Copy the Storyteller OS into your Notion account

While signed in to Notion, you'll be able to duplicate the entire Storyteller OS workspace into your Notion account.

After that, enjoy!

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Created by a Notion certified expert

I've helped thousands of writers and storytellers get more organized and productive with Notion. I am a Notion certified expert, designer, and content creator. My main goal is to create systems for writers to gain clarity and organize their stories.


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