Scrivener template to go along with the book: Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels by Gwen Hayes
You must extract the file from the zip folder and open in Scrivener (which you must have for this to work.) I am so not the techie to help you if any of this doesn’t work. Also, I have and use Windows. It may or may not work with your Mac.
Click on Options
Select Import Templates
Browse to where you extracted file to and select
It should now be available as an option in the “Fiction” section of the template chooser (I had to close and reopen)
ooh nice. I was hoping you had done this. Off to import it into my scrivener file. And to see if i can work out why the new update has made my screen go out of focus… as you can tell, I’m no techie either. Thanks ♥
Hope it works!
Thank you so much! I devoured “Romancing the Beat”, such a great help to a novice romance writer. I sat down this morning intending to go through it page-by-page to set up a Scrivener template. Then I did a quick search and discovered you’d done it for me. Bless you always!
That makes me so happy! Yay!
Hi, Gwen! Hi, everyone! Just so you know, my iMac could not open the Scrivener file, so thanks so much for the PDF. I’m delighted to start using it!
That’s a bummer! I’ve had other people with Macs tell me they could open it. I’m not a techie though. 🙁
Hi Gwen, I just noted in the previous comment the way to import the template into Scrivener. That should help you out.
Thank you for helping Layna! I appreciate the assist. 🙂
You’ll have to open Scrivener and from the project menu screen: at the bottom left hand screen click on “options”. From there, click on “import template”. From there you’ll be able to search the file in your downloads folder or where ever it defaults on your computer. Just tested it and the import worked. I should also add, you’ll need to go to the “fiction” templates section and then you’ll see the template there. 🙂
It worked perfectly fine on my MacBook Air. Just had to close the program and reopen. Thank you for this!
Oh good! I’m super glad.
Hey, I have a MacBookAir too and still cannot get the program. I downloaded the link but it comes up in the AppStore and cannot be found. Any ideas?
Or how to get the PDF?
Hi there. I’m loving your book so much that I came to your site to see if you had a template. The fact that it’s in scrivener is even more of a bonus.
Quick note, though. A lot of the links to this are broken because they don’t include “free-stuff/” in the link. I had to search your site to find this page. (Totally worth it!) Just thought you might want to know about the broken links.
Now I’m off to finish your book and get my outline ready so I can write my book already. This t
Is the book I’ve been searching for!
Thank you! I’m glad you like the book. If you remember where the broken links were, I’ll try to fix for the next author. 🙂
Hello, I have a Mac book Air and when I try to download the file it goes to the AppStore and then I cannot open it. Any ideas?
Hi Lorrie…I wish I could help you but I’m not a Mac person. Other people have been able to do it, so I know it works.
The pdf link is http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf
Thank you Gwen, I called Apple Support and as always, from my experience were very helpful. I got it! And thank you very much!!
The supplied PDF Link (The pdf link is http://gwenhayes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RtB_worksheet.pdf) comes up with PAGE NOT FOUND so can you either fix it or remove it. Sorry if that sounds grumpy and demanding but I’m autistic and I’m also an Information Specialist so broken links drive me nuts.
Hi! I thought I took the broken links down. Could you show me where you found it? The website directs my readers now to this signup page so I don’t have to host the file: https://facebook.us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=24925851985f905a5857cdb3c&id=7638692b2e
Here is the broken link to the PDF (it goes to page not found):
Thank you for this resource –I can’t wait to use it
Gwen: I just discovered you, thanks to recommendations from a writing group on Facebook. I read your book, Romancing the Beat, with a lot of excitement, and I decided to try to find you to suggest that you create a Scrivener template. And oh look, you did! Thanks for this!
Hi Gwen, thanks so much for all of this information and for the Scrivener template – fantastic! I can’t wait to get going with my ‘been sitting around for far too long’ book and start filling in the gaps that have been driving me crazy. I thought you’d like to know that I’ve created a Spotify playlist with the songs at the start of the chapters in your book. You sure do have eclectic music tastes! I will be listening in order as I work through the beats 🙂
That is so cool! Enjoy the music. 🙂
THANK YOU! I cannot tell you how often I use this book, not just with my own writing, but with my editing clients too. I’m so excited to try out the Scrivener template! You really have created an easily understood system for plotting.
Girl…thank you. 🙂
I really enjoyed the book and had a few light bulb moments. Thank you for the info and the template. I can’t wait to implement it into my writing!
I just downloaded this template for a romantic suspense novel I’ve been working on, and I am SO impressed! Thank you for taking the time to create such a helpful tool!
I will be sending new romance writers to you now. 🙂
I read though the book last night and downloaded all your goodies first thing this morning.
Thanks so much for the scrivener download, I love it.
Thank you so much. I’m reading “Romancing the Beat” and am going to try the template. I’ve written several manuscripts using the seat of my pants method. Thinking it’s time to try something new!
I want you to know that I use this beat sheet every time now. Your book is dog eared but with this beat sheet its all laid out- frankly it should be called a cheat sheet. Thank you!!
Thanks for the book and the template, Gwen! 🙂
I’m so glad I found you and the template you put together. It was easy to download, import and have it ready to go for my books! I am using Save the cat beat template for a fantasy romance I’m working on but I’m sure with romancing the beat template, it will help with a lot of my other books I have planned out. Thank you so much for sharing the template. ♡
I love the book. It is so useful and easy to understand. Thank you for this template. Took me a couple tries to figure out how to get into Scrivener (yeah, non-techie here too!), but it worked, and I am excited to get started using it. Thanks again!
I just started your book which led me here! So excited to use this Scrivener template as I read and embark on the journey of writing my second kissing book! 🙂
Thank you so much for this scrivener template!! I LOVE your guide book and have been using my notes from it for years before I saw this — game changer! Thank you!!