Writing with an outline, by pantsing or somewhere between.
Where do you fall?
Everyone has an opinion, but there is no right or wrong solution, just the right one for you.
I spent most of this year studying various outlining styles, trying to find one that fits my style. What did I learn in the last six months?
What did I learn in the last six months about outlining?
- There is a multitude of ways to outline.
- An outline can be fluid.
- You can choose to write without one.
- Outlining can suck the life out of a story even before you start writing.
- Or can be a road map to the end.
- Scrivener is still a writer’s number one go to for outlining.
- There is no right or wrong way.
I also learned…
- I’m a panster. Stick with what you know is a good thing.
- But I can outline a “little bit” as…
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By Yvette M Calleiro
I purchased this book in August of 2016, and my review follows the author’s book blurb found on Amazon.
“Sofia has lost everything that was important to her: her mother, her boyfriend, and her best friend. Even the belief that humans are the only beings in the world has been stripped away, but she has no time to dwell on her losses because she’s been transported to a new world to become the savior of the Diasodz. Sofia trusted Ar’ch and Angel to be there for her and to guide and protect her, but only Angel has held true to his word. Ar’ch has abandoned her, leaving her to feel tricked and betrayed.
Ar’ch brought Sofia home, fulfilling his mission to bring their savior safely to their world, but it didn’t come without a cost. Rafe, Sofia’s boyfriend, was killed, and Ar’ch believes Sofia blames him for it. Ar’ch’s sole focus becomes doing what is best for Sofia, and in his mind, that does not include him.
As Sofia deals with Ar’ch’s absence, she throws herself into learning about the Diasodz’s history. She grows stronger both emotionally and physically, and begins to accept her role in their world, but not everyone is convinced that she is the one whom the prophecy states will save them.
Beliefs will be challenged. Secrets will be revealed. Relationships will be shattered. And in the aftermath, evil will see its opportunity and strike. Will Sofia be able to handle it all? Or will the savior of the Diasodz lose her will to continue?”
This is a well-written book. I have not read the first book in this series and it’s not in my normal reading genres. The pace is moderate and I’m sure that those who love paranormal books. Descriptions are good, and there are many twist and turns. If I elaborate further on this book I may spoil it for those who are reading book one of the series. I rank the book five stars as the writing and story line are five stars!
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An ISBN for your book?
This question pops up again and again.
Free vs Purchased? Which is better?
I know authors who use both. The answer is a personal one and each #writer must decide what fits the goal for their book. But whatever you do, don’t take the decision lightly.
Here is why:
- I wanted hard copies, not just ebooks.
- A purchased ISBN belongs to me. Giving me all publishing rights and control.
- Allows me to publish under my imprint. (Second Act Press, not Amazon or Createspace.)
- My books are available to my local library through the IngramSpark catalog. (Love seeing them there.)
- Brick and mortar stores can order them. (One-day fingers crossed.)
But, I did not purchase an ISBN for the ebook version.
Here is why:
- It is my understanding that ebooks use an
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Proof-Reading and Editing Tips
These are very informative, yet simple and easy to do. Melissa writes that “I spend most of my work hours editing other people’s work and self-editing my own writing. In fact, I spend more time on self-editing than I do on writing. So, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite tips for self-editing.” This is a revisited post from months ago, however, I am editing my recently completed manuscript and I think it is worth reading again! I hope yo think so too!
– Melissa Donavan, http://www.writingforward.com
1.Accept Favor Requests for Editing
When a friend, family member, or co-worker asks you to look at a draft, do it. Even if you’re busy, even if you don’t feel like it or have your own projects to write and edit, take it on. The more editing you do, the better you get at it, and that…
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