Planning and Plotting ...
You can plot a story, revise a story, or analyze a story with Blake Snyder's Beat Sheet. SAVE THE CAT is for script writing, but authors use it for novels as well. Click here for the beat sheet as a Word doc and here for an excel file that converts script page numbers to novel page numbers.
To learn more about STC and what each beat means, check out these videos that break them down.
Save the Cat Moments 6:40
Monsters Inc 16:04
Back to the Future 9:55