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.
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.