7 Tips to Writing Outlines

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I can already see the pantsers running for the door.  Don’t worry.  I assure you that this is going to both informative and humorous.  Honestly, it doesn’t hurt to have an idea about how to outline.  There are times you might be stuck and planning out a little bit can stop the clog.  Anyway, let’s get to the tips.

  1. There is no right or wrong way to outline.  It’s only your way.  Some people may need to go into detail with every aspect of a scene noted.  Others only need to put a single sentence down to help them remember the purpose.  It’s whatever makes you feel comfortable and catalog the ideas that you need for future writing.  All that being said, I don’t recommend writing on mirrors with soap even if you spend most of your writing time in the bathroom.  For no other reason than…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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