Quick Link: How I Use Skeleton Outlines to Write Faster

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I confess to being partial to today’s post because using skeleton outlines is how I like to write. To me it is almost magic how the story unfolds and almost creates itself. So if you are interested check out ‘s post on All Indie Writers.

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How I Use Skeleton Outlines to Write Faster

A fellow writer mentioned that client projects sometimes took longer than they’d hoped, and they wanted to learn to write faster. While there are plenty of ways you can increase your writing speed, one tip I gave them was to try using what I call “skeleton outlines.”

I worked through the beginning stages of one while they watched just to show how quick the process could be. And today I’d like to share the resulting example I created so you too can give this technique a try.

This post kicks off a new series where I’ll highlight some of my favorite writing resources and strategies, showing you exactly how I use them, and occasionally sharing my personal tools that I’ve created to use in the day-to-day running of my business.

Let’s take a look at what skeleton outlines are and how they can help you get through writing projects big and small.

What Are Skeleton Outlines?

A skeleton outline is a high-level breakdown of your content. It lets you know what’s coming — what you have to write — without you actually thinking about the meat of that content.

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