Outlining your novel: Boon or Bane?

Outlining your novel: Boon or Bane?

Some authors are very assiduous with their outlining; detailing the characteristics of every actor—following every thread of the plot to its logical conclusion—tracking plot-thread collisions so intensively that, by the time they’ve finished, the outline is the complete novel. Others prefer to have a “Beginning, Middle, and End” in mind, and perhaps some notions about how events are connected. This primitive model gives them a lot of latitude to explore ideas, but little in the way of milestones and a timetable.
You might think that those two scenarios represent opposite ends of the spectrum…

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Welcome to the Novel Writer’s Network, your inspirational resource for creative writing. This site is currently under construction and will soon feature useful information on topics like how to write a novel, writing with style, building characters & fictional worlds, and publishing your work. We will be very happy to welcome a couple of renowned guest authors, and talk about our on experience on the matter. Remember: Writing is fun! And National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner, so why not…

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