Category: Outlining

How to Plot If You Hate Plo..

The other day, I started plotting my novel Smoke and Blood, the prequel to my debut novel Blood and Water. If you’ve known me longer than a few months, you know I’ve […]

Posted July 18, 2016
Outlining

How I’m Preparing to ..

As the time this post goes live, I’ll hopefully have gotten through some of the plotting process for the Blood and Water prequel, titled Smoke and Blood. I’ve never written a series before–only standalone […]

Posted July 15, 2016
Outlining

Why I Don’t Outline A..

I don’t outline anymore. I never used to outline. For the longest time, I got by writing without outlines. Writing without them came naturally to me. When I started using […]

Posted March 7, 2015
Outlining

27 Chapters to a Better Nov..

After reading K.M. Weiland’s OUTLINING YOUR NOVEL, I’m a reformed pantser who’s seen the light. I downloaded a Scrivener template based on her book, but the template horrified me. It […]

Posted December 24, 2014
Outlining




The Index Card Method

A little while ago, I introduced you to the Signpost Outline Method for plotting stories. This technique worked for me for a little while, but I’ve never been a fan […]

Posted August 25, 2012
Outlining

The Signpost Outline Method

Photo by JMC Photos on Flickr Recently, I’ve been researching different outline methods in an effort to find one that works for me. I don’t use outlines as a general […]

Posted August 24, 2012
Outlining