After you have decided on your books subject matter and chosen a prospective title and sub-title, it’s time to sit down and draw the outline for your book.
The benefits to outlining your story:
An outline can help the writer collect and keep information in proper order and prevent it from being repeated in a non-fiction script. With fiction writing, creating an outline helps you keep the plot in order and more easily develop your characters. Outlining your script creates an easy-to-follow roadmap to your finished and “complete” book project.
How to create a basic outline:
Every manuscript contains an introduction, information, and conclusion, in other words, a beginning, middle, and ending. To start, define each of these categories in relation to your book idea. For instance, a non-fiction book on stress relief may begin with “what is stress.” The middle text may explain “how to relieve stress.” The ending may finish with “now that you are stress free…”
Once you have established these elements to your book, you can begin filling in the chapter titles according to the order of your stories events. Choose titles which are clear and define the content of that particular chapter; especially for non-fiction books. Compile your chapters and organize them in a logical order.
Recommended related information online;
Creating an Outline & Table of Contents
Steps to Creating a Well-Constructed Plot Outline
Carol Denbow, Visit Carol's Website
Author, *Are You Ready to Be Your Own Boss? (2006 Plain & Simple Books, LLC)
*Stress Relief for the Working Stiff (summer 2008 Publish America)
*A Book Inside, Writing, publishing, and selling your story
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