Belinda Crawford

World-weaver. Tale spinner. Geek.

Scrivener templates for you and me

Scrivener - Snowflake layout w QuickReference

A new project using the Snowflake Method template. As you can see, I like to be organised and I really, really, like templates.

This week, I decided to take a break from my frustrations (otherwise known as a first draft) and trial the Snowflake Method of writing a novel. I even found a great Scrivener template to start me off.

Currently, I’m at step five, character synopses, of the ten-step process. It was this step, and the previous character-related step, that made me realise I needed some comprehensive template sheets to assist me in the planning/world-building process. Since it’s not every day I create planets and interstellar empires (I’m writing a sci-fi) I needed a little help with what to include in the template. A comprehensive google didn’t turn up any Scrivener-ready templates, but I did come across a number of excellent non-Scrivener templates. Me being me, I spent a few hours Scrivener-ising what I had found and added them to the project template, along with a few new research folders and custom icons.

If you’d like to take a sticky-beak, you will find the templates below, ready for you to download, enjoy and use any which-way you like.

The template, and associated template sheets, is a work-in-progress and I’ll be adding more sheets sort-of-soon-ish. If you have any ideas for new template sheets, or know of some existing ones, please let me know! I don’t promise to include them, but I’d love to see them.

Download the goodies

Scrivener project template

Template sheets

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10 thoughts on “Scrivener templates for you and me”

  1. riamh says:

    This is great (and GIMF!) thanks for the tips and templates! Gonna try this soon!

  2. Natalie says:

    Thanks for providing these. However, I can’t open the unzipped Scrivener template file in my Mac version of Scrivener version 4.2.1. Any thoughts?

    1. belinda says:

      Hi Natalie.

      The file you downloaded is a template file (it has a “.scrivtemplate” extension) and you need to add it to your Project Templates (go to File->New Project to view) before you can use it. I’ve posted a quick tutorial to help you do that, you can find it here. Alternatively, I’ve also uploaded the template as a regular Scrivener file (listed above), which you can open as you usually would (File->Open, or by double-clicking).

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

  3. AlexandreLemke says:

    Thank you very much!

    1. belinda says:

      My pleasure :) I hope you find the templates useful.

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