Only you can answer those questions, but it helps to figure them out early. If you're going to write a novel in November, the time to plan is now. With that in mind, we've created a dozen note templates to help you collect and structure your thoughts in Evernote. Many of them include questions or prompts to get you started, but you can feel free to replace those with inventions of your own. Start filling them out today and they'll keep you anchored while you write your 30-day masterpiece.
Snowflake method checklist. Maybe you'd rather work from the top down than from the ground up. Inspired by fractal geometry (really!), Randy Ingermanson's "snowflake method" grows an entire novel from a single sentence. Each step of the process methodically expands upon the one before, filling in detail until you have a complete draft.