@kjames0813 Let’s see, that’s the fillable three-act plot structure, isn’t it? I don’t know if I’ve ever gone through that document. Once you’ve got your outline though, you can just start writing the story. Was there something more specific you wanted to know?
@kjames0813 ah, okay. Whether you want to outline more is really up to you. People who love to outline are called plotters and people who don’t like to outline are called pansters. You can find all sorts of articles about it online.
The percentages in the plot outline are to help you with pacing. For instance, if the outline tells you to put a major scene at the 25% mark, it’s because that’s a good place for that type of scene. It will feel natural at that point in the story. Too much earlier and there wouldn’t be enough build up. Too much later and the story would drag.
If you want to learn more about plot, I highly recommend K.M.Weiland’s books Structuring your novel and the companion book 5 Secrets of Story Structure. I think every author should read them.