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One Stop For Writers Updates

Wondering about recent changes at One Stop? Curious to see what's in development? Scroll down to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest functionality and the content we’re adding to the site.

And when it comes to ideas for improvement, we want to hear from you! Submit a suggestion of your own or cast your vote on existing Wish List items you’d like to see us tackle. If your idea coincides with our direction for the site, we’ll add it here to be voted on. Let’s work together to make One Stop for Writers the best it can be.


We've added 75 new secrets to the Idea Generator drawer. We hope they spark some great ideas. :)

Successful stories require many things, but one of the most important is a clear overall goal for your character. For authors to convey this adequately, they need to have a clear understanding of w...

Emotional wounds are complicated, but to write characters who feel real, we must bring this complexity into our fiction. The 120+ entries in this thesaurus can help you choose a backstory...

We've enhanced our thesaurus search engine to include multi-word functionality, which should help you find exactly what you're looking for.

We've been busy adding to our existing content. Here's a summary of what's new for the following resources:

Emotion Thesaurus: Concern
Setting Thesaurus: Medieval Castle, Medieval Village, Medieval T...

These tip sheets from our popular Pinterest board have been expanded and have a new home at One Stop. Hover over an image to expand it for easy viewing, and use the handy social media buttons to sh...


I'd like to see more tools and templates to help with character building.

Note From the Librarians: We're in the process of building a comprehensive character-building tool that we believe will be O...

I'd love to see a search function on my workspace. Particularly the longer I use this, the harder it will be to find stuff.

I'd like to see these entries categorized to make searching easier.


Our goal is to make your One Stop experience the best it can be. Feel free to vote on whether or not you’d like to see the following ideas — all submitted by users — added to the site. If you have a suggestion for how to improve our functionality or content, click the Submit an Idea button to share it with us. For more information on the wish list submission and voting process, please see our guidelines.

When I'm making a timeline, I can only see 4 or 5 boxes at a time. I'd like to be able to zoom out (to see more boxes) or zoom in if the timeline gets too long (to see only the boxes I want to see).

Voting closes in 29 days

When working on a Timeline or Story Map, I'd like to be able to link to other items in My Workspace. For instance, if one of my Story Map points relates to a certain scene, it would be nice to be able to add the link to that Sc...

Voting closes in 27 days

When using the search engine, I'd like to be able to save selected thesauruses per session. I typically only want to search certain thesauruses, but as it is now, after each search, the filter reverts to the default of everythi...

Voting closes in 27 days

Many times, I don't need to see the white boxes under a Timeline. Can we have the option to turn those boxes on or off?

Voting closes in 27 days

Many of the Character Motivation Thesaurus entries are universal to adults and children -- or at least easily adapted for middle grade novels -- but I'd love to see this thesaurus include more kidlit specific motivations.

Voting closes in about 2 months