Scrivener Templates: The Ultimate Collection For Fiction And Non-Fiction

Don’t we all love Scrivener?

 I know, it has a steep learning curve, but if you really put your heart to it, you’ll be ahead of 90% of other authors, since you’ll be a master at using a tool that can really revolutionise your writing.

When I first ‘met’ Scrivener a few years ago, like many, I was immediately intimidated. Too many menus, all those buttons, where do I even write in this thing?

Fortunately, I was smart enough to take a course that taught me all the ins and outs of the software. I by no means consider myself a ninja at it, but at least I can say I know the answers to many questions I find in forums and private FB groups

One of the many, many cool things about Scrivener is that it works in ‘blocks’. Each chapter is its own ‘block’ you can rearrange wherever you want to, so that by adding ‘block’ after ‘block’, you’ll be eventually able to build final structure of your book. Think of it as the outline of a post:

  • Title
  • Point 1
  • Point 2
  • Point 3
  • Conclusion

Transfer the typical blog post structure to book-sized proportions, and you’ll easily understand how Scrivener works.

This very structure is responsible for the fact that one can easily create a ‘template’ of blocks that others can import into their Scrivener and customise to their liking. Kinda like a ‘fill-in-the-blanks’ template 🙂

Where do I find Scrivener Templates?

Glad you asked. I’ve personally crawled the whole interwebs to give you a complete, comprehensive and … ultimate collection of Scrivener templates. Fiction and non-fiction, it’s all in here. But pay attention to the red symbols next to each link:

…means that the template is FREE.

…means that you'll need to pay for the template.

…means that you'll need to submit your email address in order to download the template

…means that there is no optin required to download the template.

How Do I Upload A Scrivener Template?

The process is extremely simple. Just follow the step-by-step instructions and you'll be able to upload your template in no time!

1. Download one of the files, then save it somewhere handy.

2. Open Scrivener and click the Options button bottom left:


3. From the dropdown menu, select Import Templates.

4. Choose your saved template and... all done!

Scrivener Templates: Fiction

An all-time favourite. Based on K.M. Weiland's books on outlining story.

Created by M.G. Herron, can also be used for short stories. 

Created by Scrivener guru G. Hernandez. 

Created by Mel Corbett and inspired by the famous book by J. Campbell

Inspired by the renowned plotting model created by R. Ingermanson

Created by Mel Corbett and specific for mystery novels.

Inspired by Larry Brooks and his 'beats' story structure.

Originally for the 'one-page' novel structure, is also perfect for novellas. 

Created by Damien Benoit-Ledoux, it breaks up a full novel into 30 chapters.

Fleshes out each character in your story.

Includes various templates: 3 Act, Hero's Journey, 7 Point, etc.

Also includes a 'setting' template. Perfect for fantasy writers.

Breaks story into 36 chapters, over 4 general parts.

Specifically aimed at Romance writers.

Scrivener Templates: Non-Fiction

A generalist template for a non-fiction book

Useful for managing a blog's editorial calendar. 

Various blogging templates, including 'Blog Post', 'Sales Letter', etc. 

Includes templates for papers, research projects and case studies. 

Full template for planning a comic book.  

Perfect for planning a picture book (children's).


Did you download any of the templates above? Did you find what you were looking for? Let me know in the comments below!

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Brian Berni

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Tina - July 28, 2018

There needs to be a fictional language template to get newbies look me started. Just saying. Who knows maybe I’ll make one. Who knows?

    Brian Berni - July 29, 2018

    Hey Tina! What do you mean by ‘fictional language template’? Let me know!

    Magnus Bodin - September 14, 2018

    Yes. A fictional language template would be great.

      Brian Berni - September 16, 2018

      Hey Magnus. Could you clarify what you mean by ‘fictional language’ template’? Thanks!

        Tony - January 27, 2019

        Hey Brian. I’m new, and I’m enjoying the page. The “fictional language” template the others are talking about, if you haven’t discovered it already, is a template for developing a language in the same manner as J.R.R. Tolkien in “The Hobbit,” or as Stephen King in The Dark Tower series. The development of a new language can be extremely complicated, however, so I’m not sure how one would template that with any kind of general simplicity.

          Brian Berni - January 28, 2019

          Hey Tony, thanks for your comment. I see what you (and the others) mean now!!
          But as you said, this sounds like something that would not be easy to do in Scrivener. I would personally rather use some kind of database software, with searching capabilities…

Ilse Lotz - October 31, 2018

Thanks so much!

Fred Gray - January 29, 2019

Do you have a template for “How To Books”

    Brian Berni - February 1, 2019

    Hey Fred, what subject specifically?

Robb - March 5, 2019

Hi, I just found and really like this site. The Gwen Hernandez template doesn’t download. When I click on it I get the M.G. Herron template instead.

    Brian Berni - March 5, 2019

    Hey Robb, thanks for letting me know. I’ve now fixed the link!

Martin Haworth - May 6, 2019

Hi Brian

Do you do a ‘Save the Cat’ template? Like here

Thank You


Janette Powell - July 15, 2019

Hi, Brian. Having trouble getting some of the templates to upload to Scrivener. I’m wondering if it’s because I have the newest Scrivener version. Here are the ones I haven’t been able to upload:
30 Chapter Novel, blog template, NaNoWriMo Novel, Novel with 4 parts, Romaning the Beat, Seven Point Story Structure, The One Page Novel, and the Story Grid. I noticed that all these downloads are .scrivtemplate formats and the ones that I was able to upload are .scrivx (Scrivener Project) format.

Can you help me with this?
Janette Powell

    Brian Berni - July 17, 2019

    Hey Janette, sorry about this. Yeah, I think the templates need to be updated by their creators. They were made for the previous version of Scrivener, but they probably haven’t been converted yet.
    Sorry about that! Watch this space: I’ll update the links as soon as they are converted to the new format!

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