All right, squiders! I think this is the last bit of the outlining book. And from here, it’ll be time to go back through all the nonfiction book posts, put them together, and see what’s missing. Woo. Outlining issues essentially
A lot of people consider outlines as something you need before you start writing your first draft, but I would argue that they’re a much more important tool for the revision phase of a project. That’s not to say that
Soooo…hi? Sorry to leave you guys hanging for so long, but, alas, holidays and so forth. Now we’re getting into the really meaty outlines, meant for people who like to know exactly where their story is going and what is
Last week we discussed basic outlines, really more of a way to explore backstory and get a feel of your world and characters than a “true” plot-based outline. This week, we’ll get into more plot-focused outlining methods. Again, I’ll include
All right, squiders! (Oh no, they’ve changed the blog interface and now I have to figure out where everything is again, argh.) Today we’re going to look at some basic forms of outlining (with examples) to give you an idea
Happy Tuesday, squiders! It is freezing in my house and I can’t find–oh, here they are. Never mind. We’re continuing to talk about outlining today, tackling why you might want–or need–to have an outline. What’s the point of an outline?
Good morning, squiders! Last week we started talking about the basics of outlining. We’ll finish that up today. What are the parts of an outline? Again, this varies wildly from author to author. A basic outline, the one most people
Okay, squiders! Let’s dig into outlines. What is an outline? In the most basic terms, an outline is a plan you make before you begin a story. You’re probably familiar with the form they teach you back in elementary school
So, my darling squiders, I have gone through my nonfiction book ideas, and there’s only ONE left for the series. Madness, I know. Thank you guys again for coming along with me on these book posts! After this one is
Hey, squiders, a question for all of you that have been following along with the writing around life posts: Would they be better with personal anecdotes? I’ve been in most, if not all, of the situations described in the book.