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There is plenty of controversy concerning outlining or pantsing, but if you plan even a little bit, you’ll enjoy this infographic.

I have written with and without and outline, and although my outline was more a beat sheet with scene to scene blurbs I found it helped me stay on track. The times my creativity gave the outline a solid smack and moved it out of the way, it was easy to tweak my scenes. I personally didn’t feel in inhibited at all. Instead, I felt it boosted my creativity. Who woulda thunk it?? 🙂

Easy Outline

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Regardless if your writing consists of an outline or fly by the seat of your pants, structure is a must in writing plot, characters, dialogue and more. However, when someone says, “outline” to me I’m immediately thrown back into grade school hell with roman numerals! In fact, I think it has scarred me for life!

I’ve pondered the idea for a while, and my fellow writers and readers have talked to me about writing a full-length novel based on “Tears in the Sun”. But, when I’m writing about deep issues such as mental illness I have a tendency to get overwhelmed on where to start. I have the opening figured out, but what next? Then my mind begins to spiral with What if? What if? What if? So, I spent eight dollars to help get my thoughts organized and build a story. I did not say outline, just organized. The best part, it’s a clear and simple workbook. I highly recommend it.

 

K.M. Weiland, who I’m a fan of, is fantastic at explaining and simplifying the craft of writing. You can purchase it on Amazon. 

Until Next Time…

 

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