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How to Use Evernote Templates for your Writing Process

For those of you not familiar with all of Evernote’s features there is one that I use on a regular basis – Templates!

Whether you are plodding away on your magus opus, or planning another sprint with NaNoWriMo, or you have your own writing process, you can benefit from the power of the Evernote Template Gallery.

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How to Use Evernote Templates for your Writing Process

Evernote Template Gallery

Evernote Template Gallery
Evernote Template Gallery

To view these templates, within Evernote, here are a few ways to find and use them:

  • Create a note in a notebook
  • In  this example I have created a notebook called Templates to save all my templates in
  • Templates Notebook - Note
  • Select the Template icon within your note
  • This will open the Evernote Template Gallery (as pictured above)
  • Selecting a template will let you add it to your Note and view the full outline
  • If you decide you don’t want it and want to view another select Undo from the Edit menu (Edit > Undo) and this will remove the template from your note
  • Visit in your web browser
  • This option allows you to View Template prior to selecting it
  • Below I’ve filtered on the Creative Writing templates, which at time of writing include:
    • Character Profile
    • Story Dashboard
    • Novel Plotting: 3-Act Structure
    • Story Premise Worksheet
  • Creative Writing Templates
  • Choose the View Template option for your template of choice
  • Character Profile template
  • Choose the Use Tempate button button
  • If you haven’t logged in, you will be asked to login to Evernote
  • The Template will be placed into your default notebook.
  • If you’d like to move it to another notebook, simply change the notebook at the top of the note
  • Once you have your template as a new note simply start using it.
  • You can now edit any part of this template by:
    • changing the colour from the Evernote green to a color of your choice
    • Updating the Heading
    • Or removing the “About this template:”

Creating a template is as simple as that and they are so quick and simple to add into any note for any reason.

Do you have any favourite Evernote templates you like to use?

If you’d like to test out Evernote why not start with the Evernote Basic (which is FREE) and take it for a test drive.  This plan will give you everything you need, as a writer, to get started.

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If you are a writer I’m interested to know what your workflow process is.  Do you use Evernote?

Kylie Ross

Kylie Ross

I'm a Translator for the Tech Challenged and a retired accountant and financial software implementation consultant. Understanding the customer and translating their requirements into various forms of training materials has provided me with a greater understanding of how people learn best. Which is why all the content I create is provided in multiple styles – online video’s, downloadable documents, podcasts and checklists.

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