There is no single method for how to outline a story, but these are some ways to make story structure and planning work for you and your writing process.
Writing rituals and good habits in writing are hard to develop, but once you’ve got them you might just have a great writing process for life.
Writing resolutions, like other goals, are best kept small and easily attainable. Read 10 ideas for reaching your goals this year:
Serious writers cultivate specific habits. Read Amy Tan on the impetus for writing, Murakami on acquiring endurance and more.
Business plans for writers are valuable documents for setting, tracking and learning from goals and strategies for selling books. Read 9 steps for developing a thorough plan.
Manuscript evaluations or assessments are one of several options for getting detailed, professional feedback to elevate your writing. Learn more.
How long does it take to write a novel? Are there ways to speed the process up when writing to deadline (or impatient to get the draft done)? Read on for answers.
What is NaNoWriMo? What are NaNoWriMo’s rules for participation, and what are the benefits of joining this November-long novel-writing tradition? Learn more.
When you’re writing, your focus isn’t ‘on’ every day of the week. Improve your writing focus so you can get to work and finish your story. Try these 9 strategies for the busy writer: