How do you approach writing? Are you methodical and organized, or haphazard and scattered? How do you map out what your book or story is going to look like?

In six words, tell us: How do you outline?

Tags: fiction, in, inspiration, nonfiction, outline, six, words

Views: 145

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Chapter Titles first, butcher paper timeline. 

Carolena Torres

or

Manuscript finished! Query letter to who?

I just trace the dead body.

(Sorry! I have a weird sense of humor. lol) 

Ten manuscripts, let my characters lead.

Go with the flow!

Pen to paper then type it up.

Lots of pain, but it works.

I have to handwrite first in a notebook.I do what I call the spider web method before anything else.I start out putting my main Idea in the middle draw a circle around it and add lines outside of it making a spider web or what looks like a sun. I put all my other thoughts on the lines around the spider web.After that I write out a structured beg, middle,end standard outline but written in ink not typed.I then after type it up and it all comes together from there.

Get image, close eyes and type.

RSS

Latest Activity

Màiri Campbell replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Today's post: Life getting in the way"
5 minutes ago
Anna Shatrova liked Jill Jepson's blog post [Breakfast with the Muse] 3 Questions Never to Ask When You Start a Book
38 minutes ago
Sarah Martin Byrd posted a blog post

"Reminiscing"

Sometimes things happen in life that just simply make us sad. No words can explain the heavy weariness that crept into my heart when I heard about the sudden death of a friend a few days ago. Why did a 37 year-old man’s life have to end so…See More
3 hours ago
Anna Shatrova joined a group
Thumbnail

Small Publishers and Independent Authors

For writers focused on the entreprenuerial side of the writing industry to share innovations, pitfalls and business models.
4 hours ago

Members

Badge

Loading…

© 2015   Created by Kamy Wicoff.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service