Identify who is responsible for each step and who will be supporting them. Support people are not responsible for the outcome of an step, but they assist in the process. Provide a clear schedule for completing steps. Your final goal may be a short_term project or take years to complete. It's important to break down the timeline for each step along the way.List the resources necessary for accomplishing steps. If sufficient resources are not currently available, include a plan for their acquisition.
Even if you aren't the plotting and outlining type, the more you know about your characters and the world they inhabit, the better your writing will be. The following templates will help you brainstorm and remember the little details that make a story come to life, or just give you a bare-bones overview for easy reference.