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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 an Executive's Office entry to the Setting Thesaurus, for stories that take place in the business world. We also updated the Emotional Wound Thesaurus to include a Steps Toward Healing...

Recently we asked users to update their details if they wished to continue receiving the newsletter. Many of you did, but some did not and we had to remove those because of GDPR compliance. So, if...

Our Idea Generator can now help you brainstorm powerful story stakes! When protagonists have something at risk, they are motivated to act. To create a strong story stake, ask yourself: what terribl...

The Character Motivation Thesaurus has been expanded! Our twelve new entries focus on goals that are common for children and teenagers and explore them from a young person's viewpoint. Kid-centric...

We've added:
Arousal (Emotion Amplifiers Thesaurus)
Dust or Sandstorm (Weather Thesaurus)
Tropical Resort (Setting Thesaurus)
Writing (Talents & Skills)

We've added a ton of new hobbies to the Idea Generator, including illegal, disturbing, and unusual ones. Be prepared to build unique pastimes for all your characters, including the villain!


We thought it was high time to freshen up our home page and so we're in the midst of finalizing a new design. Look for it soon!

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 reve...

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?

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.


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.