TAP036, From Idea to Outline: How to Outline a Novel (Part 3 of 3)

The Authorpreneur Podcast - Writing & Self Publishing Tips

03-03-2022 • 21 mins

Welcome to the third instalment of my mini-series on how I outline a novel. For those of you who are unaware, in the first episode, I discuss how I go from fleshing out a story idea to a basic outline. In episode TAP035, which is the second instalment in this three-part mini-series on outlining, I focused on sharing the steps in my outlining process that helped me create a structurally sound story with scenes that actively move the story forward. And in this episode, I will share more of those steps, plus a bunch of things that I add to my outline spreadsheet that are purely there to help me outline that I don't necessarily use while writing the first draft. If you haven't listened to episodes TAP034 and TAP035, I highly recommend you pause here and go back and listen to those shows.

About this Episode
This episode is not scripted because I want it to be a chat about how I outline a novel. In saying that, I have compiled a list of steps and broken down exactly how I outline a story. Each of these steps has a bullet-point list of notes to help me stay on track. I'm sharing this with you so you know that I've thought about this episode in detail.

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