The Story Bible


Check out this great post from Staci Troilo via the Story Empire blog with information on the story bible.

Story Empire

Ciao, amici. Lately, I’ve been in planning mode. I’m one book into a five-book series, and if you’ve ever written a series, you know there’s a lot to keep track of and a lot to plan.

The best way to keep track of everything is to create a story bible.

I do most of my writing in Scrivener, but I tend to plan in notebooks or Word. You can make your plans anywhere that works for you, but I suggest eventually you consolidate everything into a master file and keep it in or as close to your master document as possible.

So, what goes into a series story bible?

  • Series Premise
  • Character Sheets
  • Setting Descriptions
  • Book Outlines
  • Blurbs

Series Premise

There’s no point in starting a series if you don’t have an idea of what you want to accomplish in it. There needs to be a reason this isn’t a…

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