Novel Writing: Workbook for Development of Plot, Characters, Setting, Scenes and Chapters (What’s Your Story Series)

About the Book

Are you getting ready to write a novel? There are many reasons to start outlining a novel before you put pen to the grindstone. Breaking down a novel into its constituent parts can make the task of writing a book less daunting. The time you spend planning your novel will also help to decrease the chance of writer’s block, help you to spot problems in your plot earlier, help you identify clear story goals for your characters, and increase your ability to use foreshadowing effectively. The Novel Writing Workbook for Development of Plot, Characters, Setting, Scenes, and Chapters is part of the What’s Your Story Series. Check out the series to also find our Creative Storytelling Journal which is a blank-lined journal for all your creative writing and storytelling. The Novel Writing Workbook provides a framework for developing your novel plan easily:

Novel Details Page

Synopsis & Plot Development Worksheet

19 Character Development Worksheets

15 Character Arc Worksheets for Your Major Characters

15 Character Conflict Worksheets to Chart Conflicts Between Your Protagonist & Antagonists

40 Scene Development Worksheets

20 Setting Development Worksheets for Major Settings in Your Novel

38 Chapter Summary Worksheets

About the Author

Robin Coe is a prolific author & journalist and avid gardener. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a dual major in Magazine Journalism & International Political Science from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She is the author of “Haiku Forest”, “Fly on the Wall”, “Book of Wrath”, and “Injected: Into Fool’s Paradise”. She has done a variety of freelance research, book design and writing for books, newspapers, and online publications. She has also written hundreds of how-to and informational articles for,, and

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

Novel Writing: Workbook for Development of Plot, Characters, Setting, Scenes, and Chapters is an outline book to help writers get ready to write their novels. Planning a novel can make writing much easier. Also it helps the author spot potential plot holes, plan foreshadowing, and develop rounded characters.

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

The Novel Writing Workbook is specifically for writers getting ready to write a novel. It was designed to help writers outline each of their characters, the book plot, settings, scenes, and chapters. It’s a comprehensive outlining tool.

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?

Douglas Adams is by far my favorite writer. His plot twists are uncanny. After Douglas Adam, I believe Neil Gaiman’s creativity is unparalleled.

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

I would recommend new writers take the time to outline their novels before jumping into the writing process. Early in my career, I did not take the time to do this, and I would say that the books I write now are much better.

Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?

I have a website at

I have published several fiction books, a children’s book and a wide variety of journals.

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