Story premise worksheet. Your premise is the foundation on which the entire novel is built. With this step-by-step guide, you'll think about who your protagonist is, what he or she wants, and the problems or conflicts they must overcome. The end product is a concise, two-sentence explanation of what your story is about.
Character master list. Got a lot of characters? This "quick and dirty" list helps you remember who's who at a glance. Add names, ages, and comments. Drop in a photo or drawing of each character to help you visualize your story.