For my AHS Capstone project, I researched the life and times of Ada Lovelace, a 19th century noblewoman widely regarded as the world's first programmer for her work with Charles Babbage on his mechanical computers. After outlining my historical research and developing multiple graphical representations of my story (plot plots? :D), I created a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of my novel to guide my writing process. My final submission is this outline as well as the completed first two chapters, which cover the events of a few days in young Ada Lovelace's life.
Bassford, Morgan, "Planning a Historical Fiction Novel" (2015). 2015 AHS Capstone Projects. 4.