One of the benefits of using an plan template is that the formatting is taken care of _ you can simply edit the template to suit your needs. As you will see in the free templates listed below, multiple layouts are possible for an plan. But regardless of the structure or content of your plan, here are some tips to keep in mind as you begin the planning process.
Story timeline tracker. Regardless of the plotting method you use, keeping track of time in your novel is important. Did your hero get that threatening letter on Tuesday or Sunday? Does the next scene happen on a sunny morning or in the dead of night? This template will keep your novel's clock ticking smoothly.