You'll need a roadmap that begins with a premise and culminates in an outline. There are a lot of different ways to get there, so we've made templates to walk you through several of the most popular plotting methods. Choose the one that fits your personal style.
World-building questionnaire. So far we've been talking about the what and who of your novel, but where and when are just as important. Whether you're writing about a fantasy world or the town you grew up in, this questionnaire will get you thinking in depth about the setting. Then you can write richer, more realistic scenes that draw the reader into your world.