Mystery and Pulp Fiction Templates

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L'escritora
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:05 am Post

Hello, I've never posted a template before so I hope these will work. I have two; the first, "New Murder Mystery Template" is a combination of two Scrivener templates from two authors, Jen Mattern and Mel Corbett. As I said in my credits for that file, Corbett's site is defunct. I had to retrieve her template via the WayBack Machine because all the other links to her template are dead. What's in the Draft folder comes from Corbett. All the other folders come from Mattern, with the following exceptions: Back Matter, Unplaced / Deleted Scenes, Critiques, and Reviews. I also added the Logline document in Mattern's Promotional Material folder.

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L'escritora
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:07 am Post

File upload limits oblige me to reply to my post for the second template. This one is based on Lester Dent's pulp fiction rules. Dent wrote short stories, but I included in the Research folder a brief essay from fantasy author Michael Moorcock, where he explained how he adapted the math on Dent's formula to write a novel (in three days).

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Questions? Fire away!

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JimRac
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:55 am Post

Hey L'escritora, thank you so much for sharing these templates. Very cool of you.

I'd seen Lester Dent's "rules' before online, but it's brilliant that you've put them in a template! :D

FYI, I was able to easily load them into the Windows v3 beta.

Best,
Jim
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L'escritora
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:51 pm Post

You're welcome! And thank you for checking the beta, because I forgot to test for that.

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Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:33 pm Post

Wow, thank you, l'Escritora, for your templates! So generous.