Outlining is a subject that many authors disagree on, there are authors who like to outline key elements in their novel and leave the details out for later for them to figure out, and there are others who outline every single detail of every event in their novel while in contract, some authors don’t outline at all; they simply jump in and get surprised themselves about what comes out.
You as a writer need to decide which methods works for you and gets the novel written; once you get that decided then you can get started on either outlining or jump right into the novel.
If you do want to start outlining, the Untitled Chapters Team would like to give you a few pointers in preparations for NaNoWriMo
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What is an outline?
An outline is simply a plan for your novel, a roadmap as to where you’re novel will go.
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There are different ways where you can choose to tell your story; the most common ones in the market at the moment is writing in the First or Third person point of view.
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Writers may write in different genres and they may be novelists or poets. It really doesn’t matter, Writers usually fall into two different categories as per what Donald Maass refers to in his book called The Fire of Fiction; it states that writers usually fall under two different categories: The Story Teller and the Status Seeker.
But what is the difference between them? Which is more successful?
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Many inspiring writers often state the “I’m going to write a novel” line.
But what exactly is a novel?
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