Learn to Tell Amazing Stories​

Great stories don’t just happen – writers have to think and plan in advance to figure out who their characters are, where the story will take place, and how to make the events of the story exciting and interesting.

StorySheets are designed to help you plan and think through your story. You can print them out and fill them in, or download the fillable PDF versions and complete them on a computer. (You’ll also want a notebook or laptop to actually write your story, using your StorySheets to guide you.)

How to Use StorySheets

A quick explanation of how to use the StorySheets to create an amazing story.

Gathering Ideas

Learn how to collect material for your stories from everyday life.

Creating Characters

Creating a great character is the key to writing a great story. Develop a detailed character with this StorySheet.

Build a Setting

Learn how to create a detailed setting for your story and set the mood for your tale.

Story Map

You have a great character and an exciting setting – now it’s time to think about how your adventure will unfold. Use the Story Map to develop the plot of your story.

Hook Your Reader

You’ve planned out your story. Now it’s time to get writing. Start out with an amazing first line that will hook your reader!

Problems and Obstacles

Interesting problems make for interesting stories. Think about what struggles your character is going to face with this StorySheet. Read a sample story here!

Details Matter

Great writing uses just the right details to make your imaginary world real in the mind of the reader. Use this StorySheet to create amazing descriptions. 

Excellent Endings

You’ve told an epic tale. Now it’s time to finish off the story – but how? This StorySheet gives you a chance to explore your excellent ending. 

Dialogue

What will your characters say, and how will they say it? 

Editing and Revision

Put the final polish on your story!