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Starting Your Book: Making Your Book Outline

Kayla Hicks, Author, Teacher, Mom

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11 Videos (25m)
    • Introduction

      2:03
    • Characters

      5:21
    • Project Character Bio Introduction

      1:04
    • Wrap up of Character Bio

      1:12
    • Parts of an Outline

      2:43
    • Characters appearing (Break Down)

      2:19
    • Setting (Break Down)

      2:59
    • Summary (Break Down)

      2:23
    • Project Book Outline

      1:25
    • Project Book Outline Wrap Up

      0:32
    • Goodbye

      2:32

About This Class

Have you always wanted to write a book but weren't sure where to start? Have all the pieces but unsure how to put them together? This is where your book Outline comes into play.

What will you learn?

In this course we will walk through the fundamental elements of starting your book. You will first create one or more character bio's to set the tone for your book. After this is done we will move into creating an Outline of your book broken down by chapter. 

Why is creating character bio's and an Outline so important?

Just think of yourself when you read. Are there places you need to go back and reference in order to understand something currently happening? As we start writing a book there are so many pieces, people, places and details to remember. When you break down the book you can easily go back and use it as a reference later on. Creating character bio's is important for understanding them as a person. A character bio also allows you to give your characters a personality and track all their quirks. Your readers will relate to your characters on various levels you haven't even thought of if you plan out each person's personality and have a handy reference to it. 

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Kayla Hicks

Author, Teacher, Mom

Hello, I'm Kayla. I am the Author of the book Kale Stone: An Outliers Tale. I am currently working on completing the series An Outliers Tale. When I first became an Author, it was a long and messy journey to finally publish my first book. Along the way I learned so much and gained experience from the editors during my publishing process. Here on SkillShare I am looking to share my experiences and knowledge on writing, finding an editor, the publishing process and blogging. 

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