As a ghostwriter, you’re paid for the volume of writing you do. When you take on a freelancing contract to write a book, the single biggest way to increase writing speed—and therefore income—is to outline the story.
With a good novel outline, you know exactly where to begin, you know the ending, and you know the steps in between. Once you see how to outline your novel well, and do it fast, you’ll wonder why you ever doubted it.
I promise you, outlining doesn’t kill your creativity unless you want it to.
Outlines can be changed. There, I said it. They aren’t locked in stone, so don’t listen when people tell you they are. As much creativity goes into creating an outline as it does going into the actual writing. You’ll merely see plot holes before you waste 6,000 words on a scene that is fundamentally flawed, or worse, totally irrelevant and gets cut.
That’s your money getting cut.
For 99 of 100 people, I promise your writing speed will increase, and your creativity won’t decrease.
In this book, I’ll show you 3 top easy outlining methods, in detail, with examples.
Method 1: Less Detail for Faster Outlining
Method 2: More Detail for Faster Writing
- Expanding the Idea
- Example of the Process
- Character Development
- The Outline Development
Method 3: The Plot Grid – J.K. Rowling is famous for using this method!
One of these three methods will likely work for you. Each person is different, and so the best technique is also different.
What’s your best outlining method? Come find out.