Hope I'm posting this in the right place, the templates are all focused on plot development (or character development, oops!) At the end of McKee's Story he recommends creating a Step Outline to really build your plot from the inside out as he says. He recommended doing it on 3x5 cards, but I wanted to see if there's any kind of software or templates for it. After a bunch of Googling (actually Bing-ing, not to be confused with bingeing) I found this page of Evernote templates for creative writing. Here's how to use templates in case you're as clueless as I was. I love Evernote, but never tried templates before. There isn't one called a Step Outline (or Beat Sheet, another term for the same thing), but the Novel Chapters one looks like it can be used quite nicely. I went ahead and grabbed them all, haven't actually tried working with them yet but I'll probably update after I have. I couldn't figure out which notebook it was downloading them to, but here's a quick way to find out—on the Evernote website your account shows up and each time you download another template it shows up there. You can click one of the little icons at the top of the note to move it to your shortcuts, and when you click on the shortcut link (on your computer) it opens the notebook it's in. I made a new notebook called Templates as recommended and just moved them all into it. The templates are easy to edit, you can add columns across or down or remove some if you want. You can also easily expand columns or contract them just by grabbing the edge and dragging. Extremely flexible and scalable. Plus change the headings to whatever you want. Basically they're just tables, but any time I've tried to make my own tables it ended up a disaster. Here's a page with downloadable PDF samples of step outlines for some pretty well-known movies (and a few less well-known). Plus the page explains what they are and how to make them/use them. But I think this was where I read that step outlines are absolutely not to be used for creating a script (or story)—only after the movie is made in order to study the beats. Strange, I guess opinions vary. But I do agree it's best to make a step outline after you've already got a pretty decent idea of your story. As I said, I've already been developing mine for some time now, it's time to get it organized.