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.
Chapter outline. Once you're in the writing groove, you may not want to wade through all your plotting notes to remember what comes next. This checklist gives you a scannable view of your plot, chapter by chapter and scene by scene, making it easy to see what you've completed and how much lies ahead.