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The Story Map template helps you lay the foundation for writing your novel. It asks five critical questions about your novel so that you can begin formulating a vision for it.

Completed Story Map template in Milanote app

The perfect foundation for your story

You'll be asked to think deeply about your story. What are the stakes? If your heroes fail, what will happen? What do the world and your characters have to lose if this story ends in tragedy? Eventually, the core conflict must be resolved, but how? This story planner helps you see and analyse your vision from different, fresh perspectives.

After completing this template, you'll have a refined concept for a novel. Follow it up with the Story Outline and Character Profile templates to really round out your story.

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