All you need is a blank wall and a box of Post-It notes.
I Should be Writing, by Mur Lafferty The Six Wakes author has also been hosting the I Should be Writing podcast for years now, and the essence of that essential listening has been distilled into this phenomenal book.
It’s billed as “A Writer’s Workshop,” and that’s exactly what it is, complete with exercises, examples, and stimulating and encouraging lessons.
This gives you a big picture idea of the flow of your story, so you can adjust your story and add subplots for maximum impact. If you’re impatient to jump right into the fun part—writing!
—or you aren’t sure exactly how to format your novel outline, then a pre-formatted template outline might be your saving grace.
If you’ve ever written a term paper or thesis, then you’re probably familiar with the skeletal outline.
You’ll lay out your narrative points in the order they’ll appear in your story, which involves a broad 7-step story arch.
Remember, your goal is a finished manuscript, not the gold medal for “Most Perfect Book Outline.”Discover what works best for you and you’ll be one step closer to a finished book. It will take you through everything you need to go from blank page to published author in as little as 90 days!
You’ll have your outline started before your training is even finished.
King is in his 70s now and going as strong as ever, publishing some of the most highly regarded books of his career.
If you’ve never tried your hand at writing and need to wrap your head around how it’s done, this is probably the perfect book.