The following resources I have found to help me organize my stories and stay focused on story points or character motivations:
- Character Profile Sheet– I created this tool to help me understand my characters and develop their motivations.
- Personality Profiles – Characters act and react based on their unique personalities. This sheet provides basic information about 16 key personality types.
- Story Outline Worksheet – This tool helps you plot a storyline and consider the internal and external conflicts the viewpoint character must face. I used to be a pantser until I reached my limit of second-act story and character implosions. This worksheet helps me keep on track.
- Plot Denominators – A fast tool to determine the unified action of the story.