Check out this great post from Rachel Poli on 3 methods for outlining a novel.
Yesterday we touched upon four outlining methods for your novel. I decided to split the post up because there are three more ways to outline.
These are the ways I outline my own novel.
This method is pretty straight forward. You write a basic synopsis for your novel. Play around with various summaries for your story.
Write a one-sentence summary. Write a paragraph summary. Write a whole page summarizing the novel.
Summarizing gives you a good idea about what you want the point of the story to be and allow you to think about how you want to get there.
Of course, it’s sometimes easier to write a summary for your story after you’ve finished the novel. So take this one as you will.
How I use this method:
Similar to the free writing from yesterday’s post, I tend to babble out the beginning, middle, and end of my…
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