In a previous blog post, I discussed the six essential plot points (and one optional plot point) readers expect to see in a romance novel. However, a novel that only has one scene for each of these probably isn’t complete (or is a novella or short story). Thinking of a whole novel in terms of a few plot points is oversimplified.
Therefore, I decided to create a romance novel outline template with room for connecting scenes, character reactions and decisions, and more. The template will ensure your story has sound internal logic (in other words, your character motivations make sense) as well as forward momentum.
You can download the template below.