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Tag: How to outline your novel

How to Write: Crafting a Story with the Forces of Antagonism

Using a high concept theory like Robert McKee’s Forces of Antagonism to frame a story isn’t easy. Recently a friend reached out to me after reading my original post on this topic. She tried to follow the idea but found it too high concept.… Read the post

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Are You Writing a Shiny Idea or a Robust Story?

by Sandy Vaile

Too often I see authors enthusiastically start writing a novel, only to run out of steam part way through. In fact, only 30% of people who start writing a novel will actually finish it. It’s heartbreaking when a fantastic concept languishes in the bottom drawer forever.… Read the post

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Scrivener and Plottr for Outlining

by Kris Maze

Hello Fellow Writers,

Fall. The time of getting down to author business and outline your novel. Nanowrimo is right around the corner and the end of the year push to finish those goals comes next. As I consider my writing journey, there are tools that have helped me get the words on the page and outline what I want for my novel.… Read the post

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