Outlining Your Novel Workbook Computer Program

The Outlining Your Novel Workbook computer program is a powerful brainstorming tool for writers. It is designed to guide you in discovering the brilliant possibilities in your ideas, so you can identify those best suited to creating a solid story that will both entertain and move your readers.

Writing a novel is a complex problem that often leaves writers uncertain about where to begin or what questions to ask to find the right answers. By applying an outlining approach to your writing (at any stage in the process), you can gain a big-picture view of your plot, character, and theme. You’ll be able to identify potential plot holes before they ever get started, dig past obvious ideas to those that are truly unique and interesting, and create a plot that taps into the power of a solid Three-Act Structure.

The Outlining Your Novel Workbook (based on the book by the same name) provides an intuitive and easy-to-use fill-in-the-blanks format that will guide you through every step of the process. Creating your own outline is as simple as starting on the first screen, using its prompts and lessons to work through your story in the most intuitive way, and clicking through the tabs at the top of the screen to access important sections such as Premise, Characters, and Settings.

Create your scene outline by identifying questions and plot holes still to be addressed, map your character’s arc and theme, and play with fun features that allow you to “cast” your characters and create story-specific playlists (which you can listen to without ever leaving the program). When you’re finished, you can export your scene-list section to popular writing programs such as Scrivener or print the entire thing (please note: only the scene-list section will export as txt documents you can edit in other programs).

The Outlining Your Novel Workbook program makes outlining a fun and empowering process that will help you write your best story.


  • Outline – Create a story with a solid Three-Act plot structure and perfect scene structure.
  • Premise – Easy fill-in-the-blanks give you a perfect elevator pitch every time.
  • General Sketches – Brainstorm the big picture of your scene list, character arcs, and theme.
  • Character – Get to know your characters with an extensive character interview, featuring 100+ questions.
  • Settings – Keep track of your settings, explore your best options, and answer helpful world-building questions.
  • Fun Extras – Import your mind maps and world maps, keep track of your story’s timeline, cast your characters, and create story-specific musical playlists.
  • Print and Export – Print your entire outline or export just the scene-list section as txt files.

Visit the Support page for FAQs, user’s manual, video tutorials, and more.

Latest Version: PC 1.99g, released November 2018; Mac 1.99h, released January 2019 (please note, the version available on Amazon is 1.99)

Get the Program:

PC Minimum System Requirements:

Processor: 1 Ghz x64-bit processor
Hard Disk: 500 MB
Supported OS: Windows 11, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise (not Home edition), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7

Mac Minimum System Requirements:

Processor: 2 Ghz
RAM: 4 GB or more
Hard Disk: 500 MB
Supported OS: Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura

(*If you use El Capitan 10.11 or Yosemite 10.10, you will need to run an older version of the program: Click here to purchase.)

Please Note: Due to the constraints of the programming engine, this software will only run on 64-bit computers. If your computer has more than 4 GB of RAM installed, it’s probably a 64-bit.  Most Windows 7, 8, and 10 operating systems are running 64 bits. However, earlier version of Windows, such as XP, are probably incompatible with the program. Check your system properties for a description your computer.


Take a Tour of the Program:

Outlining Your Novel Workbook Computer Program Settings

Outlining Your Novel Workbook Computer Program Scene List

Outlining Your Novel Workbook Computer Program Export to Scrivener

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