I've never had a solid template for outlining my novels. I don't even know if I'm doing it right, if there's a right way to do it.
For my characters, I have a list of questions that I fill out. For my world building, I jot down details, such as where, when, who governs, what rules there are, appearance, etc. Maybe that's not enough, but that's what I've always done.
My actual plot is where I doubt myself. I write a short description of each scene in chronological order, organized by bullet points. Sometimes, I write short sentences and sometimes I write a paragraph. It gets stressful, it's not very productive, and it's very slow. I've been outlining since October 2020 and am still outlining now. I'm dying to start writing, but I feel like I should complete the outline. I've written with an unfinished outline before and it was disastrous.
I'm a plotser, which you may have figured out already. I used to be more of a pantser but I didn't get anywhere; by the time I'd get to the middle of my story, I didn't know where I was going, like I mentioned earlier. So after that, I began to write detailed outlines before starting my novel.
I've also heard of different apps you could use, video tutorials that claim you can outline your novel on a single sheet of paper, scene cards, but none have really worked for me. I've also looked for downloadable or printable templates, but end up returning to my old way of bullet pointing every scene from beginning to end.
In short, is there a "right" way to outline a novel? Are there certain methods I can use? Should I just continue the way I'm outlining?