Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success

Workshops & Webinars


Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to SuccessOutlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success Workshop

In this online writing course you will learn:

  • How to structure your novel’s scenes
  • How to create, format, and use an outline to write a novel
  • The benefits of outlining
  • The common misconceptions of outlining

Course Structure

This workshop will consist of eight one-week sessions. Each session will include an online lecture, along with various reading assignments, research projects, and a writing assignment that will be submitted to the instructor for private review. Student work will also be posted for group review and feedback. Throughout the workshop you will be able to participate in asynchronous lecture discussion and you’re encouraged to take advantage of ongoing informal discussions and posted self-directed writing exercises.

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Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to SuccessOutlining Your Novel: Create a Roadmap to Storytelling Success Webinar

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to choose the right type of outline for you
  • How to brainstorm plot ideas
  • How to discover your characters
  • How to organize your scenes
  • How to format your finished outline
  • How to put your outline to use

About This On-Demand Webinar:

Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. Won’t outlines limit your creativity and rob the joy of discovery from your first draft? Why spend all that time preparing for a story when you could be writing it?

But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal. Learn how to choose the right type of outline for you, how to brainstorm plot ideas, and how to discover your characters.

Outlines ensure cohesion and balance in the finished story. They prevent wasted time pursuing dead-end ideas, allows you to craft resonant foreshadowing, and, most importantly of all, provides you a foundation of confidence and motivation.

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Structuring Your Novel IPPY Award 165Structuring Your Novel: Discover the Proven Blueprint for Creating Stories That Sell Webinar

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to implement a strong three-act structure, using ten important plot elements
  • How to time your acts and your plot points
  • How to determine the best methods for unleashing your unique and personal vision for your story
  • How to identify common structural weaknesses and flip them around into stunning strengths
  • How to eliminate saggy middles by discovering your “centerpiece”

About This On-Demand Webinar:

Why do some stories work and others don’t? Is there some unspoken secret for success that famous authors are aware of and you’re not? If you’ve struggled to write consistently solid novels, only to repeatedly realize something isn’t working, then you’re ready to discover story structure.

An understanding of proper story structure helps you to perfectly time your story’s major events and gives you an unerring standard to use in evaluating your novel’s pacing and progression. Structure allows authors to create timeless stories that resonate with readers. More than that, structure provides authors with valuable guidance in understanding how story theory works and in planning novels, chapter by chapter.

In this presentation, you will discover the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plots, learn how to create solid plot points, and gain an understanding of how proper structure guarantees a solid foundation for your stories.

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