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.
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.