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How to Outline a Novel:

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Or Anything Else I Am Going To Write

I am a Novelist or Author. I work in Fiction. The Outline Process I am going to describe to you works for me because it is simple and anyone can use it. I'm sure somewhere there was a teacher who provided you with outline structures. A great way to organize your thoughts. Start with a Roman Numeral one and then use capital letters, etc.

Nothing will stifle your creativity faster than trying to remember rules about how to outline. If formal outlining is second nature to you, then go for it and you can stop reading this article. On the other hand, if you keep chasing away your muse with the boredom of outlining then stop! Put down your pencil and take this short journey with me.

I am explaining this process for writing a novel, but it will work for any type of writing. If you are a writer, you will be able to figure it out.

First, have a title. It doesn't matter if it is a real title. Have a name for your work. Can't figure one out? Call …