Want to Write a Novel?

If you’re thinking of writing a novel but don’t know where to start, we can help you with that. We’re writers, too, and know how daunting the road ahead may feel when you first put pen to paper (or hover over your keyboard). You may be excited beyond words and yet nervous about the process. We have you covered.

Our Novel Author’s Workbook will help you plan your novel from the beginning stages of brainstorming to launching and marketing it. We put the workbook together after one of us attempted NaNoWriMo one year, finishing with a confusing first draft in need of serious editing and plot-fixing.

Novel Author's Workbook cover and Table of Contents.

The workbook is designed to help you have a successful novel-writing + book launch experience. This workbook is a fiction author’s best friend as it helps you pre-write your novel, keep track of the details of your story and prompt you to develop it further. Available in print on Amazon and printable PDF on Etsy.

“Absolutely awesome! This author’s workbook is so useful and very well made! As described and shown in the pictures, the advice and worksheets are great! Professional seller and fast download! 5 stars! :)”

Rachael, on Etsy

“Great product. Easy to use.”

Shannon, on Etsy


Organize your novel from start to finish in one place. Our best-selling workbook gives you a space to brainstorm, create reader profiles, outline your 3 act story and much more.

Going beyond the traditional novel planner, you’ll find a book launch checklist, website design tips and map illustrations to help you create a reference for your world as you write.

You can check out other helpful workbooks, planners and office art in our Etsy Shop.

Have a question? You can leave a message in the shop, and I’ll respond as soon as I can.

Happy Writing!

~ Lynne, owner of White Rose Writers and co-founder of White Rose Writers’ Etsy shop.


Hello, I’m Lynne Collier, founder of White Rose Writers.
The focus of White Rose Writers is to provide information to help indie authors become successful writers with tools that are easy to use for those just starting out.

In 2013, with a passion for helping writers become successful authors, I started a website to provide a place for new authors to begin.

I’d recently written my first book and discovered I knew nothing about being a published author. That first year, I also learned I wasn’t the only new author with no clue what to do next, such as finding an editor, understanding the publishing process, or promoting their work.

White Rose Writers is the place to go for information on the constantly evolving writing industry. Contributors to our site come from all backgrounds in the writing industry, and we hope our collective experience will help you along on your exciting journey.

I’m a writer of poetry, nonfiction and fantasy with fifteen books in print to date. I also write for several online publications on Medium. But I make sure to stop for a refreshing walk in the woodlands surrounding my home, where God’s beautiful creation inspires me.

White Rose Writers came from my origin in West Yorkshire, England. The flower representing West Yorkshire is the white rose and the name of my home in southern Ontario, White Rose Shire, which closely resembles the shires of my childhood. I enjoy life there with my husband and our mischievous cat, Smokey.

White Rose Writers was initially created along with my lovely colleague, Kirstie Shanks, who now owns her own design business. You can find her here.