Creating a Story Bible from Google Drive Folders

Course Description: Creating a story bible is helpful for any writer, especially if you’re working on a series or a complex story. A story bible is a document or collection of documents that contains all the information about your story, from character descriptions to worldbuilding details. In this course, you will learn how to use Zapier, a powerful automation tool, and ChatGPT, an AI-powered language model, to create a story bible from a Google Drive folder of documents. You will learn how to set up a Zap that will read the contents of your documents and extract the relevant information, and how to use Google Sheets to organize and document your story details.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Zapier and ChatGPT: You will learn what Zapier and ChatGPT are, and how they can help you create a story bible.
  2. Identifying your story details: You will learn how to identify the key details of your story, such as characters, settings, and plot points.
  3. Creating a Google Drive folder: You will learn how to create a Google Drive folder to store your story documents, and how to organize them for easy access.
  4. Connecting Zapier to Google Drive: You will learn how to connect Zapier to your Google Drive folder, and how to set up a Zap that will read the contents of your documents.
  5. Extracting information with ChatGPT: You will learn how to use ChatGPT to extract relevant information from your documents, such as character names and descriptions.
  6. Documenting your story details: You will learn how to use Google Sheets to organize and document your story details, and how to customize your sheet to fit your needs.
  7. Testing and refining your Zap: You will learn how to test your Zap to make sure it’s working correctly, and how to refine it based on feedback and analytics.
  8. Best practices for story bibles: You will learn best practices for creating and using story bibles, including tips on organization, updating, and sharing.
  9. Conclusion and next steps: You will learn how to use your Zapier and ChatGPT-powered story bible to help you write more efficiently and effectively.

About Instructor

Chelle Honiker

As publisher of Indie Author Magazine, Chelle brings over two decades of executive operations and leadership experience to the Author Tech Summit. She's a grounded digital nomad currently hunkered down near her adult daughters in Texas, but can't wait until the world opens back up and she can take her empty nest back on the road. It's said she could run a small country with just the contents of her ever-present backpack. She'd rather not put it to the test.

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