Tips for Writing a Novel Outline that Tells the Whole Story

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Writania.com: An outline can be written as a summary of major events or chapter by chapter. How should you write a good outline?

Writania.com: An outline can be written as a summary of major events or chapter by chapter. How should you write a good outline?

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  • 1. for Writania.com
  • 2. Writania.comAn outline can be written as asummary of major events or chapterby chapter. How should you write a good outline?
  • 3. Writania.com Visit the literary agent’s website forsubmission guidelines and type of outline to provide.
  • 4. Writania.com The novel outline tells exactly what happens in the story.Don’t dramatize or leave it as a mystery for aliterary agent or editor.
  • 5. Writania.comStart by writing asummary of what happens in the beginning, middle, and end of eachchapter of your novel.
  • 6. Writania.comAsk yourself these questions… • In the beginning... What is my lead character’s problem to solve?
  • 7. Writania.com• In the middle... What obstacles do I foresee keeping her from solving the problem?• In the end... How does the lead character eventually solve the problem?
  • 8. Writania.comDevelop more details from the summary. Andremember, an outline is not cast in stone; addscenes, take out those that don’t work, orrearrange scenes for more impact.
  • 9. Writania.comIf you construct an outline as you write the novel, it is a a great tool for keeping track of details.
  • 10. For more tips andinformation onwriting a novel, Writania.com