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.


  • Chelle Honiker

    As co-founder and publisher of Indie Author Magazine, Chelle brings over two decades of executive operations and leadership experience to the role.

    But really, she's a geek at heart.

    She started on her path as a training and technology expert when she was the only one in the office that could fix the printer, and they kept sending her to classes to learn more stuff.

    Eventually she became a sought-after speaker and trainer, traveling all over the world. She's a TEDx Event Curator, Organizer, Coach, and Speaker.

    Currently, Chelle runs Indie Author Magazine, Indie Author Tools, The Author Tech Summit, and her own publishing career from the Hill Country of Texas, to be near her adult daughters, and new baby granddaughter, who is a certified #BabyGenius.

    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.