Jan 24, 2011

My rookie mistake... no outline

When I first started writing my book, I already knew my storyline, story world and main characters.  I wrote the first few chapters without bothering with an outline. I have always disliked writing outlines for some reason maybe because I've only done so when absolutely necessary for a grade in school.  Also, I like to "free-write" as I call it because it allows me to feel like I'm being more creative :).  Although, without an outline I ended up stuck and unsure where my story is going and worrying about being consistent. I recently completed an outline for this book as well as the next two in the series I want to write. So when I sit down to write I know exactly what I am going to write.  I am more efficient with an outline and my creativity is not hampered as I thought it would be. 

Here is a link to one of the outlines I am using now:

Novel Outline 2
From: http://www.how-to-write-a-novel.net/novel-outline.html 

Jan 14, 2011


One of my main characters, Neva has just revealed to me a shocker about what her she really is. She is in for one wild ride.  I just hope I will be able to do her story justice!


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