Designing a Template

Before you start creating a Template in Wordsmith, think about the narratives you want to create and why. Answer the questions below and communicate them with your team as a way to ensure everyone is on the same page about what you want to produce.

Your Narratives

  1. What do you want to create?
  2. What is important to include in your narratives?
  3. What will make them successful?

Your Audience

  1. Who is your target audience?
  2. What actions do you want them to take?
  3. What will their reading behavior be like? Will they be reading a lot of narratives at once, or will they be reading narratives periodically on a set schedule?

Your Medium

  1. Where will your narratives be published?
  2. In what format?
  3. Will there be accompanying data or visualizations with the narratives? Or should the narratives include all metrics your audience will need?

Your Workflow

  1. How will you publish your narratives? Using the API, another integration, or manually downloading them from the Wordsmith app?
  2. How often will you be publishing narratives? And how frequently will narratives be refreshed?
  3. How many narratives will you produce at one time?