An outline can be written as a
summary of major events or chapter
How should you write a good outline?
Visit the literary agent’s website for
submission guidelines and type of
outline to provide.
in the story.
or leave it as a
mystery for a
literary agent or
Start by writing a
summary of what
happens in the
end of each
chapter of your
Ask yourself these questions…
• In the
What is my
• In the middle... What obstacles do I
foresee keeping her from solving the
• In the end... How does the lead character
eventually solve the problem?
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.
If you construct an outline as you write the
novel, it is a
a great tool for keeping track of
For more tips and
writing a novel,