The three-act structure is a classic creative technique used in film and literature since the time of Aristotle. It helps you plan your story at a high level in three parts (acts), often called the Setup, the Confrontation, and the Resolution.
This template gives you the building blocks to map out your structure in as much detail as you need. You'll see how each plot point affects the following one and ensure that your story has a smooth transition from the beginning to the end.
This template is part of our guide on How to plan a novel.