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Confusion Meter Shows Indecision And Dilema

Quick Link: Defusing Outlining Confusion by Miranda Nading

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Author Miranda Nading, posting from Romance University, shares her wisdom on how do create outlines with little fuss. Do you have any outline secrets to share? ~ * ~ Defusing Outlining Confusion by Miranda Nading by Miranda Nading After finding myself backed […]

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The Utility (and Trappings) of the Novel Outline

This post by Jamie Kornegay originally appeared on Writer’s Digest on 2/12/15. I’ve been selling books for more than fifteen years and learning to write novels even longer. Of all the author readings and Q&A sessions I’ve hosted (and attended), one of the most common questions among beginning writers, even curious readers, is this: Do […]

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Selling LOTS of Books and Why Bright Ideas Can Go BADLY

This post by Kristen Lamb originally appeared on her blog on 6/19/14. Writers must understand structure if they hope to be successful. Yes, it might take five years to finish the first novel, but if we land a three book deal, we don’t have 15 years to turn in our books. And the key to […]

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

This post by Maegan Beaumont originally appeared on Inkspot on 5/26/14. We all have them: brilliant story ideas. Sometimes, they come to us fully formed. You see every facet clearly—who your protagonist is, the trouble he or she faces. What they will do to dig themselves out of it… the trouble they meet along the […]

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Michael Crichton’s Method for Plotting Out a Story

This post by Woelf Dietrich originally appeared on his Wo3lfMad site on 6/11/14. I’m generally a pantser. My words tend to zigzag behind my thoughts as they try to keep up. When I reach a plot point or scene where I’m unsure of the direction I stop and take a short walk, or I go […]

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The Benefits of a Style Sheet

This post by Jen Matera appeared as a reprint on ePublish A Book on 4/8/14. Some authors write according to an outline, and others have a less-organized series of events they want to describe. There are authors who write their scenes sequentially, no matter how great or small, and those who write major scenes first […]

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Write Your Thriller In Chapters: 10 Tips For Greater Productivity

This post by Robert Chazz Chute originally appeared on his Chazz Writes site on 5/4/11. There’s no one way to write a novel. I do, however, have ten suggestions to make it go easier and faster: 1. Outline. Have some idea where you’re going and what the destination might be. It’ll save you time doubling […]

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