Outlining your-novel-map-way-to-success-by-k-m-weilandMany writers who swear they dislike outlines are thinking of them in the wrong ways. Writers either love outlines, or they hate them. My experience has been that more often than not, those who swear they dislike outlines are thinking of them in the wrong ways. Outlines are not meant to trap you into preset ideas or sap your creativity before you start the first draft. Outlines are also definitely not meant to be lifeless Roman-numeral lists. To imbue your writing with the full power of outlining, you need to approach the process from a mindset of flexibility and discovery. At their best, outlines can help you flesh out your most promising story ideas, avoid dead-end plot twists and pursue proper structure.
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Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success (First Chapter)
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Chapter One: Should You Outline? Identifies Viable Ideas Chapter Six: Character Sketches, Pt. And what a glorious ride it is! On the other hand, the craft of fiction puts that same ship under the expert guidance of a captain who knows how to decipher his map of those seas and then furl, trim, and jib his sails so his ship will carry him through the story on precisely the right course. Craft is all about organization, and thats where the outlinethe mapbecomes so important.