W. I. P. – Advanced System for Novel Writers


W. I. P. – Advanced System for Novel Writers


Manage multiple novel writing projects completely in Notion


As a step up on the minimalist Writer template, this template allows you to manage all aspects of multiple writing projects in Notion – including research, world-building, character building, storyboarding, tasks, revisioning and editing.

Read how I personally use this system for novel writing

  • Designed for light mode
  • View a dashboard overview of multiple writing projects
  • Track your daily word count, match against your daily word goals, view word count progress bars
  • Flesh out characters and relate them to specific projects
  • Manage research and notes related to specific projects
  • Storyboard your chapters using plot cards
  • Use the Lexicon to build your own custom reference dictionary
  • Click into the project from the dashboard to view items related to that specific project:
    • Project meta
    • Goal length (words)
    • Goal date
    • Words per day to meet goal
    • Estimated number of pages
    • Average reading time
    • Progress bar
    • Chapters
    • Characters
    • Research
    • Storyboard (plot cards)
    • Tasks
    • Project stages
  • Manage the multiple phases of your project. Easily move chapters to the next phase using a kanban board:
    • Planning
    • Draft
    • Revision
    • Edit
    • Final
  • Formulas calculate total pages and reading time for your novel
  • The target word count and date for all projects that are marked as “Active” will dynamically determine your daily word count goal. No need to set daily goals manually
  • Use the pre-built templates to create new projects and chapters to auto-link project-specific sub-content
  • Write chapters directly in Notion
    • Chapter pages display the Lexicon and Plot Cards in the sidebars
  • Archive projects upon completion to drop them out of the Active view


Keywords: writing, authors, novel, projects, tasks, revision, editing, storyboarding, plotting, draft, character building, world building, word count, tracker, goals, dictionary, chapters, story, book, reading


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Refund Policy

No Refunds

Thank you for your interest in purchasing this system! Before you make your purchase, I kindly ask that you carefully read the refund policy outlined below. If you need clarification about the system’s functions or need additional screenshots, please reach out to jamie@notionthings.com before making a purchase.

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What You'll Receive
You’ll receive the complete “W.I.P.” advanced system for novel writers to duplicate into your own Notion workspace. You’ll also receive a demo version, complete with example content. Includes complete support documentation and Getting Started Guide.
How to Duplicate the Template
  1. Log into your free Notion account
  2. Open the template link
  3. Click “Duplicate” in the top right corner of the template to copy it into your workspace
  4. Customize as needed, and enjoy!
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