The One Page Novel Scene Spreadsheet
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THE ONE PAGE NOVEL SCENE SPREADSHEET
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STAGE/
SCENE
DESCRIPTIONTIME / DATEPLACECHARACTER 1CHARACTER 2SUBPLOTWORD COUNT
CUMULATIVE
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INSTRUCTIONS
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2. STASISThe character or their world is in a state of stagnation.5,0005,000- You don't need to request access. Just go to File > Make a copy...
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1A scene that shows how [NAME] lacks [WANT/GOAL/NEED].1,0001,000- Replace example scenes with your own scene descriptions.
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2A scene that shows how [NAME] is [STASIS STATE].1,0002,000- Edit scene word counts only. The stage, cumulative & final word counts will update automatically.
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3A scene that shows how [NAME]’s world is [STASIS STATE].1,0003,000
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4. TRIGGERSomething happens, or the character does something to set the story in motion.5,00010,000
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1A scene in which [NAME] tries to convince someone that their [WANT/GOAL/NEED] is important and urgent.1,0006,000
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2A scene in which a stranger comes looking for [NAME] because of their [OCCUPATION].1,0007,000
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3A scene in which a stranger comes looking for [NAME] to settle an old score (which might relate to an [OBSTACLE]).1,0008,000
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4A scene in which a stranger comes looking for [NAME] to help them gain/achieve their [WANT/GOAL/NEED].1,0009,000
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5. QUESTThe character or one of their allies has a plan. For better or worse, they decide to follow it.15,00025,000
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1[NAME] meets/is introduced to and gets to know [NAME] and [NAME] (or an [OCCUPATION].1,00011,000
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2[NAME] travels to a new [LOCATION].1,00012,000
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3[NAME] successfully passes a threshold guardian to enter new [LOCATION].
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4[NAME] makes a plan, or has a plan thrust on them. They’re not entirely convinced but it’s the best plan they’ve got.
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5The plan is put into effect but is either only partially successful or fails completely.1,00015,000
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7. BOLTThe plan falls victim to a surprise attack, a set-back, or a diversion.5,00030,000
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1An attack takes [NAME] and their friends by surprise. They retaliate to the best of their abilities.1,00026,000
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2A scene in which [NAME] is tempted by someone or something and forgets their [WANT/NEED/GOAL].1,00027,000
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3A scene in which [NAME] doubts the true worth of their [WANT/GOAL/NEED] or of their quest.1,00028,000
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4A scene in which [NAME] deals with a detour that may or may not be directly related to their quest.1,00029,000
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3. SHIFTThe character undergoes the essential change that begins to transform them into their end state.5,00035,000
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1A scene which gives [NAME] a glimpse of the [RESOLUTION STATE] and how to achieve it.1,00031,000
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2A scene in which the character understands the true nature of the [LOSS/SACRIFICE] or its necessity to achieving their [WANT/GOAL/NEED].1,00032,000
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3A scene in which [NAME] makes the choice to continue with the Quest, despite past and present [OBSTACLE] and future [LOSS/SACRIFICE].1,00033,000
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8. DEFEATThe jaws of defeat. All hope is lost. Allies fall and the quest now seems impossible.5,00040,000
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1[NAME] makes the [LOSS/SACRIFICE].1,00036,000
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2[OBSTACLE] piles upon [OBSTACLE].1,00037,000
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3[NAME] and allies are faced with the greatest [OBSTACLE] yet.1,00038,000
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4The quest seems impossible as all allies are captured or lost.1,00039,000
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5[NAME] undergoes literal or symbolic death.1,00040,000
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6. POWERThe character finds the power within themselves to change and complete the quest.5,00045,000
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1A scene in which [NAME] realises that a piece of information, a skill or a power they have within themselves (and have had all along) allows them to achieve their [WANT/GOAL/NEED] or defeat their enemy.1,00041,000
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2A scene in which [NAME] fulfils a prophecy, fate, or the expectations of their loved ones.1,00042,000
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3[NAME] takes on a new name, epithet or rank.1,00043,000
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4[NAME] gains new admirers, followers or friends who are drawn to their power.1,00044,000
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1. RESOLUTIONThe character has reached their new state, which is the opposite of their Stasis state.5,00050,000
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1A scene that shows how [NAME] has gained/accomplished [WANT/GOAL/NEED].1,00046,000
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2A scene that shows how [NAME] is [RESOLUTION STATE].1,00047,000
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3[NAME] celebrates victory with [NAME]. They remember the allies they lost.1,00048,000
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4[NAME] inhabits [LOCATION] that is representative of the new world.1,00049,000
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