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How to Outline - Part 1 (For Plotters)

I am so excited to release part 1 of my brain child. For a little while now I have wanted to share my thoughts on outlining, as this was a subject that consumed my life for several weeks. When I began to film, it however, I realized that in outlining there is no one size that fits all. Just as there are different types of writers, there are different strategies for outlining.

Albeit writers also don't fit nicely into one of two categories either. But I decided for simplicity sake I would focus on the widely accepted theory that most writers will fit into the description of a plotter or a panster.

This video focuses on outlining from the perspective of a plotter. Structured and organized, the plotter wants to make as many decisions ahead of time as possible. I go through each one of the strategies that worked for me and kept me consistent in telling each of the themes that I wanted to appear throughout my plot. Watch the video to hear me detail each of the steps.


In the next video, I will be discussing outlining from a pantsers perspective. I was so excited to get into it, as I have heard so many self-proclaimed pantsers say that while they don't and have never outlined, they would love to learn some tips and strategies to keep their novel more structured. I feel that perhaps maybe even more than plotters, the pantsers are the ones who have the most to benefit from strategies on outlining, since it is such a foreign concept to them. 

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Thank you so much for watching and reading. Until next time, bye.

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