Tips for Writing a Novel Outline that Tells the Whole Story

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An outline can be written as a
summary of major events or chapter
by chapter.




 How should you write a good outline?
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 Visit the literary agent’s website for
submission guidelines and type of
       outline to provide.
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     The novel
    outline tells
   exactly what
      happens
    in the story.
Don’t dramatize
 or leave it as a
   mystery for a
literary agent or
       editor.
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Start by writing a
summary of what
 happens in the
  beginning,
 middle, and
 end of each
chapter of your
     novel.
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Ask yourself these questions…
                    • In the
                beginning...
                 What is my
                  lead
            character’s
            problem to
                solve?
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• In the middle... What obstacles do I
  foresee keeping her from solving the
  problem?




• In the end... How does the lead character
  eventually solve the problem?
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Develop more details from the summary. And
remember, an outline is not cast in stone; add
scenes, take out those that don’t work, or
rearrange scenes for more impact.
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If you construct an outline as you write the
                                novel, it is a
  a great tool for keeping track of
                            details.
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