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.


Evernote Template Gallery

Evernote Template Gallery


To view these templates, within Evernote there are two (2) ways to find them:

1. From your desktop version of Evernote

  • Create a note in a notebook
  • In  this example I have created a notebook called Templates to save all my templates in

  • 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


2. From the Evernote website

  • 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

Adding a Template to your Evernote Notebook from the Evernote website Template Gallery is very simple


    • Choose the View Template option for your template of choice

    • Choose the  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






How to Use a Template in a 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.

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

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