Creating a Flexible Outline for Your Novel

Lindsey Backen, Bringing Stories to Life

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8 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. Introduction to Creating a Flexible Outline

      1:44
    • 2. Plotter or Panster?

      3:03
    • 3. Gather Your Supplies

      1:09
    • 4. Basic Plotline

      4:47
    • 5. Secondary Plotlines

      4:11
    • 6. Core Goal and Scene Motive

      3:34
    • 7. Adding Details

      4:15
    • 8. Clearing the Line

      1:46
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Project Description

You will use string and sticky notes to organize and keep track of your writing project, growing your project from basic outline structure into organized layers of subplots and any other details you want to remember!

1. Use sticky notes to outline your basic plot points to guide you through the story structure.

2. Add a second line with subplots or parallel timelines to help add layers into your storyline.

3. Discover your main character's core need and learn to analyze each scene for his driving motive.

4. Add in important details, quotes, ideas, or props and people you need to ensure are included in a section.

5. Send in a photo of your final plot line and tell us a bit about your story and any discoveries you made along the way.

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