Story Writing Help - Story Plot Worksheet

Looking for story writing help? This worksheet makes it easy to turn your ideas into story plots. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find links to more resources, including our character profiling questionnaire and a guide to creating a novel outline.

Story Plot Worksheet

Fill in the blanks to plan your story. You can use the ideas provided here to get you started. To download this worksheet in Word format (zipped file), click here.

Who is your main character?

    My character is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

    Ideas:

    • a professional dog-walker.
    • a school teacher with a hidden past.
    • the less popular twin.

What is something your main character wants?

    My character desperately wants _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

    Ideas:

    • to move out of his/her parents’ house.
    • to date his/her neighbor.
    • to sing with a local band.

What does your character have to do to get what he/she wants? What’s a reason why he/she must do this RIGHT NOW?

    My main character must _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

    He/she has to act right now because _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .


What are three problems that might get in his or her way? What will he/she do to try to get past each problem? What will happen then?

    Problem 1: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

    • My character will try to get past it by _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .
    • Then what will happen is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .
    Problem 2: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

    • My character will try to get past it by _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .
    • Then what will happen is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

    Problem 3: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

    • My character will try to get past it by _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .
    • Then what will happen is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

What are two possible endings for your story?

    Possible Ending 1 (if my character gets what he or she wants): _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

    Possible Ending 2 (if my character doesn’t get what he or she wants): _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .



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Story Writing Help - Next Steps

Our online writing course, Story Structure, will show you how to turn an idea into a powerful story plot.

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