Recently, while researching the idea of novel and plot formation, I stumbled on the genre of books called gamebooks. These were mainly popularized in the late 70’s through to the 90’s, at which time RPG style games slayed their paper fathers. In the research I came across a free program called G.B.A.T which is really interesting from a formatting and idea generating viewpoint. Here is a screenshot of the software. I am designing an animal based gamebook for my daughter and this is what it looks like in the flowchart to date. She gave me a list of animals she wanted in a story so I am working on it as a project. I will definitely be giving this format a second look in the future!