Curated Resources

Templates and Guides

Free!

World Building Bible

Notion Template
Create a World Building Bible for your story, fictional world, or campaign. This allows you to keep all of your world building information organized and easily accessible.
Free!

Designing Principle Examples

List of 20 Examples
Get this FREE list of 20 designing principles from famous movies and TV shows to give you ideas on how to build one for your story!
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Premise Builder

Notion Step-by-Step Guide
With this easy 9-step guide, you'll be able to create a strong premise that will serve as the foundation for your entire story. Premise Builder makes it easy to get started writing your novel today.
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Character Builder

Notion Worksheet or PDF
A worksheet for building the important things about a character. Learn how to create a character that actually matters to your story.
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Reflection Journal

Notion Template
Make routine reflections in a centralized and templated journal. Organize your thoughts and actions within your reflections.
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Writer's Knowledge Organizer

Notion Template
Clip and store learning content from the internet into a centralized library. Tag and aggregate all your notes and acquired storytelling knowledge into an organized Knowledge Base.
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Fictional Story Timeline

Notion Template
Build out your world and organize its history and story's plot. Keep track of events, characters, locations, and chapters for your story.

Books

Atomic Habits

James Clear

Atomic Habits will help you achieve any goal, big or small. With this book, you'll learn how to break bad habits and form good ones, change your environment to make success easier, and use tiny goals to achieve massive outcomes.

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

This ancient tome is packed with words and phrases from many famous phrases, allusions, and figures from history and mythology. Great for building prose and world building.

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Creating Character Arcs

K.M. Weiland

With this comprehensive guide, you'll learn everything you need to know about writing novels with powerful and engaging character arcs. Discover how to determine which arc is right for your character.

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Creativity, Inc.

Ed Catmull

Creativity, Inc. is a must-read for anyone who wants to harness their creativity and achieve success. This book provides an inside look at the making of some of the most successful films in history, and offers advice on how to foster creativity in your own life.

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How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps

Jared Blando

Bring your imaginary world to life with this comprehensive guide to drawing fantasy maps! Step-by-step instructions make it easy to create detailed and distinctive maps that will set the scene for adventure.

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Manage Your Day-to-Day

99U

Not only learn how to become a better time manager but also the way to maintain balance between your professional and personal life. This book doesn't promise any quick fixes or easy solutions—it teaches whole methods for achieving true productivity in each day.

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Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting

Robert McKee

The essential guide to writing screenplays that engage and captivate audiences. This comprehensive book explores the principles of story structure and character development that will help you create a powerful and successful screenplay.

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The Anatomy of Story

John Truby

A comprehensive tutorial covering the fundamentals of story examining each essential element and showing authors how to weave them seamlessly together to make an effective narrative.

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The Writer's Journey - Mythic Structure for Writers

Christopher Vogler

Explore the universal patterns among the most memorable stories with the 12-steps of the Hero's Journey. Learn how you can use mythic structure to write better, more engaging stories.

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Sites and Apps

Artbreeder

Free w/ Paid Upgrades

Build imaginative concept art and character designs for your story using artificial intelligence.

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Fantasy Name Generators

Free

Discover names for your characters, locations, and so much more from over 1400 name generators based on historical, mythological, or pop culture references.

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Focus Keeper

Free

The perfect way to make sure you don't burn out. Set up focused sessions for work and use the timer to stay productive all day long. Whether you want one focused hour or six–this app will help give you what you need.

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Grammarly

Free w/ Paid Upgrades

The world’s leading proofreading and grammar checking app. With an AI-powered desktop app, you can write bold, clear, mistake-free copy with confidence.

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Hemingway Editor

Free

And online editing tool that gives tight and crisp writing style and helps you to write more concisely.

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Notion

Free w/ Paid Upgrades

Organize your life and your story with a customizable workspace. Build knowledge bases, wikias, databases, and documents the way you want.

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Scrivener

Paid

Whether you're working on a novel, screenplay, essay or dissertation, this app is everything you need to start writing and keep writing, from outlining to drafting to editing and more.

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Webflow

Free w/ Paid Upgrades

A one-of-a-kind web app that lets you design a website just the way you want it. No need for templates or learning how to code–if you can envision it, you can make it.

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World Anvil

Free w/ Paid Upgrades

A complete world building solution for your RPG campaigns and writing projects! With their easy-to-use tools, you can create rich, vibrant worlds in no time - perfect for gaming or stories.

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Courses

N.K. Jemison - Fantasy and Science Fiction Writing

MasterClass Course
Creating a world from scratch, developing compelling characters, and getting published is easier than you think with N. K. Jemisin's help. Learn to build your craft and share your voice with inclusive fiction that reflects you.
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Neil Gaiman - The Art of Storytelling

MasterClass Course
Join award-winning author, Neil Gaiman for an online writing class in his famous voice. This course on storytelling by the master of the art is definitely a must!
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