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Outlining: Step-by-Step

Essential Chapter Outline, Fiction and Nonfiction Outlining Tricks Any Writer Can Learn (Writing Best Seller, Volume 2)
Narrated by: Erin Fossa
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Is your novel losing the plot? 

Sometimes we can be too close to a story to see clearly. If you find you begin to change the plot midway or struggle to think of one at all, this audiobook deals specifically with keeping you on track to create compelling plot outlines your readers will love.  

Outlining is an invaluable tool for a writer. It helps the author to not feel confined by working to a plot summary and instead demonstrates how, by following best practices, such a framework can liberate the writer to new levels of creativity.  

This concise guide also reveals the way to use an outline for those writers who prefer the story to be revealed to them. Both methods help to drive the narrative and create twists and surprises that will captivate your audience.  

Marsh establishes a blueprint for both fiction and nonfiction novels and gives useful examples while considering the strengths and weaknesses of each method.  

Arranged simply and effectively, this guide is divided into four concise and easy-to-listen-to sections that will bring about fast results. These are:  

  • "The Basics of Making an Outline" - considers the flow of ideas, how to present characters effectively against a developing story line, and the way to refine major schemes and subplots that drive the story forward.  
  • "Fiction Outline" - practical methods that inspire ideas in different ways to help the sequencing of events unfold in a story and keep sight of the key points.  
  • "Non-Fiction Outline" - four methods to arrange facts and research in a way that will not leave any gaps in the reader’s understanding.  
  • "Best Practices" - tips to get to know your characters and story more deeply so your reader will be fully absorbed in the novel.
©2018 Sandy Marsh (P)2018 Sandy Marsh

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