Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. Won’t outlines limit your creativity and rob the joy of discovery from your first draft? Why spend all that time preparing for a story when you could be writing it? But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal. K.M. Weiland, author of Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success, will help you learn how to choose the right type of outline for you, brainstorm plot ideas, and discover your characters.
Outlines ensure cohesion and balance in the finished story. They prevent wasted time pursuing dead-end ideas, allow you to craft resonant foreshadowing, and, most importantly of all, provide you a foundation of confidence and motivation. K.M.’s new webinar is called “Outlining Your Novel: Create a Roadmap to Storytelling Success.” It all happens at 1 p.m. EST, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, and lasts 90 minutes.
ABOUT THE CRITIQUE
All registrants are invited to submit up to 500 words of your story outline. All submitted outlines are guaranteed a written critique by author K.M. Weiland.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- How to choose the right type of outline for you
- How to brainstorm plot ideas
- How to discover your characters
- How to organize your scenes
- How to format your finished outline
- How to put your outline to use
K.M. Weiland is the author of the Amazon bestseller Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success and Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys to Writing an Outstanding Story, as well as three novels. She mentors other authors through her award-winning blog HelpingWritersBecomeAuthors.com. She makes her home in western Nebraska. Sign up for the webinar here.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Writers who struggle with writing coherent first drafts
- Writers who want to learn how to create the unique, personally structured writing process that will best for them
- Writers who believe the only type of outline begins with Roman numerals
- Writers who want to take full advantage of their stories’ premises
- Writers seeking to expand their knowledge of key story components
- Writers needing help fleshing out their characters
- Writers who have difficulties finishing their first drafts