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.
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.