By: Jami Gold @jamigold
The writing community is fortunate to have many great resources. Based on things I learned from phenomenal teachers like Larry Brooks, Michael Hauge, and Martha Alderson, I developed these worksheets* to help all writers, from plotters to pantsers (those who write by the seat of their pants).
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- Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat Beat Sheet (plot arc oriented)
- Larry Brooks’s Story Engineering Beat Sheet (plot arc oriented)
- Master Beat Sheet Combining Save the Cat and Story Engineering (plot arc oriented)
- Jami Gold’s Basic Beat Sheet (plot arc oriented and stripped down to basics)
- Jami Gold’s Scrivener Template for the Basic Beat Sheet
- Michael Hauge’s Six Stage Plot Structure Beat Sheet (character arc oriented)
- Jami Gold’s Romance Beat Sheet (romance arc oriented)
- Jami Gold’s Elements of a Good Scene Checklist
- Jami Gold’s Elements of a Good Scene Worksheet
* With the exception of the Save the Cat Beat Sheet, which was developed by Elizabeth Davis.
New to Beat Sheets? If you’re not familiar with beat sheets or how to use them, check out my Beat Sheets 101 post. I share MS Excel tips and explain how to read the columns and numbers. I also have a post with tips for how pantsers can use beat sheets too.
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