Jean Cogdell with another of her master classes in creative writing.. this time To outline or not to outline your novel.. that be the question!!
Maybe- Maybe not.
It’s your book, you make the rules.
Different strokes for different folks. Me, I’m trying to be more organized in my writing this year. Only time will tell if I’m successful. LOL
However, I find outlining is a bit of a mystery.
Outlining an unwritten book is weird because you don’t know what will happen. It’s not the same as outlining a book read for a class assignment. No the formal process of outlining a book ideais as foreign to me as Spanish or French. I know just enough to embarrass myself.
Last week I announced to my friend, with much excitement, I’d finished outlining my first novel. I was stumped for a second when she asked me how many levels I used. Huh? Levels? Like in… I, A, 1, a, ii….
None. Nada, zip. I didn’t use any. Instead, I let the story unfold in my head and then…
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