Curated Resources

Templates and Guides

Free!

Positive Character Arc Builder

Notion Step-by-Step Guide
Build a compelling positive character arc for your protagonist with this 16-step detailed guide all made in Notion.
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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.
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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 Profile

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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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

Make small habits to achieve big goals.

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Old-timey words and phrases for world building.

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Creating Character Arcs

K.M. Weiland

Build powerful and engaging character arcs.

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Creativity, Inc.

Ed Catmull

Learn how Pixar harnesses their creativity.

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How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps

Jared Blando

A comprehensive guide for drawing fantasy maps.

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Manage Your Day-to-Day

99U

Learn how to become a better time manager.

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Negative Trait Thesaurus

Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

Index for creating deep, flawed characters.

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On Writing and Worldbuilding: Volume I

Timothy Hickson

Learn about prologues, exposition, and empires.

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

Robert McKee

The essential story guide to captivate audiences.

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The Anatomy of Story

John Truby

A comprehensive guide on storytelling essentials.

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Joseph Campbell

The universal story structure of adventure.

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The Writer's Journey - Mythic Structure for Writers

Christopher Vogler

The 12-step Hero's Journey structure.

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Sites and Apps

Artbreeder

Free w/ Paid Upgrades

Use A.I. to create character designs.

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Face Generator

Free

Create realistic A.I. generated faces.

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Fantasy Name Generators

Free

Over a hundred generators for every name you need.

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Focus Keeper

Free

Keep productive with short timed sessions.

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Grammarly

Free w/ Paid Upgrades

Proofreading and grammar checking app.

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Hemingway Editor

Free

Turn your writing to sound like Hemingway.

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Notion

Free w/ Paid Upgrades

Organize your story with databases and pages.

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Scrivener

Paid

An app to outline, write, and edit your story.

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Tectonics.js

Free

Make a 3D model of your world with real tectonics.

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Webflow

Free w/ Paid Upgrades

Build a website the way you want with no code.

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Whimsical

Free w/ Paid Upgrades

Visual workspace for connecting your ideas.

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World Anvil

Free w/ Paid Upgrades

Build your fictional world and share with others.

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Courses

Alan Moore - Storytelling

BBC Maestro
Fiction writing lessons from Alan Moore.

David Sedaris - Storytelling and Humor

MasterClass
Learn how humor can connect with your audience.

N.K. Jemison - Fantasy and Science Fiction Writing

MasterClass Course
Learn what it takes to write fantasy and sci-fi.

Neil Gaiman - The Art of Storytelling

MasterClass Course
Learn the essentials of story from the master.

R.L. Stine - Writing for Young Audiences

MasterClass
Writing for young audiences with R.L. Stine.