Outlining Your Novel Workbook Program Support Page

We have collected a variety of tools to help you get the most out of your Outlining Your Novel Workbook program. Please explore the following tools and tutorials to find the answers to your questions.

Video Introduction to the Program

This video introduction to the Outlining Your Novel Workbook program will walk you through the basics of starting a new project and using the most important functions.


User’s Guide

The Outlining Your Novel Workbook User’s Guide provides information for getting started with your outline and discovering all the program’s useful features. Download the full pdf here to keep in your records for easy reference, or access specific sections of interest via the links below.

Chapter 1: Basic Controls

Control Window

Help Screen

Print Window

Chapter 2: Premise

Two Sentence Premise / Situation

Pre-Outline Questions /Big Moments /Complications

Chapter 3: General

Scene List

Connecting the Dots

Exporting Scenes for use in Scrivener

 Chapter 4: Characters


Minor Characters

Characters List

Chapter 5: Settings

Main Settings

Settings List

Chapter 6: Extras



Demo Project

The Outlining Your Novel Workbook Demo Project is a default file within the program. It will walk you through the program’s features, step by step. To access your Demo Project, follow these instructions:


Outlining Resources

For more information about the best steps and ideas for outlining your novel, explore the following resources:

Book: Outlining Your Novel

Book: Outlining Your Novel Workbook

Online Series: How to Outline Your Novel

Book: Structuring Your Novel

Book: Structuring Your Novel Workbook

Book: Creating Character Arcs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start a new project?

How to do I open a saved project?

How do I save an existing project?

How do I print my outline?

How do I navigate between screens?

How do I use Big Moments/Complications?

How do I use the scene list?

How do I add a new character?

How do I export/import/print/export scene list?

About the Program

The Outlining Your Novel Workbook program was designed by Bob Miller, based on the Outlining Your Novel Workbook by K.M. Weiland. It features every question and exercise (and more!) found in the book.

If you are interested in purchasing the program, you may do so here.

Contact Support

If you are experiencing a technical difficulty or have a question about the program that is not listed above, you may contact us, using the form below. Please allow two business days for a response. Thank you!