Even if you aren't the plotting and outlining type, the more you know about your characters and the world they inhabit, the better your writing will be. The following templates will help you brainstorm and remember the little details that make a story come to life, or just give you a bare-bones overview for easy reference.
Story dashboard note. For a quick overview of your project, use this “dashboard” to track its status. Add it to your shortcuts for easy access, and insert links to related notes to save time on searches. If you're writing in Microsoft Word or Google Docs, you can paste the file or link into the body of this note and jump into your manuscript with a click.