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.
Review and update your plan as it is implemented. As you track the progress of your plan, make any changes needed as they arise. Communicate with key people about the plan's progress and effects as it is carried out. All of the templates below are printable, customizable and free to download. They are designed for Microsoft Excel or Word and can be saved in PDF format. Choose the template that best meets your needs and begin creating your plan.