Hey, writer! If you've found yourself here, I'm going to guess that you're thinking about writing a book. First of all, HIGH-FREAKING-FIVE. You're about to do some big things and I'm proud of you. Second, I have something for you that I think might make starting your book a little easier.

"Where do I start??"

Once I had made the decision to write my first book, I had no idea where to begin. Characters? Chapter outline? The title? It honestly took me weeks to start my book because I had no clue where to start.

I want to save you that time by gifting you the outline that I follow when starting a book. It's only one page - it's simple for a reason. I've found that the simpler my outline is, the easier it is for my ideas to flow. Ninety-percent of the time when I start a segment of my book, I change it to go in a different direction...then again when I reread it...then again when I edit it. For me, I find it most efficient to start simple, then elaborate from there.

In my outline, I cover the basics from beginning to end. Once the outline is filled out with my starter ideas, I then move on to the best part: writing my book.

Remember: you can't edit what you don't have written. Your first draft is just that - a draft. Write your heart out, then go back and make it your best.

"I'll take one free outline, please!"

To download my personal outline for absolutely free, all you need to do is enter your email in the space provided below (for my eyes only, I promise), then the outline will be sent directly to your inbox.


** Note: This outline is intended for fiction novels. Non-fiction writing goes a bit differently; chapter outlines are usually more helpful than they are for fiction novels. THIS blog post is incredibly helpful for non-fiction outlining and writing.

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1 comment

Danny said...

At first, it seems tough. But when you get a few ideas about how to write and publish my book, you will be fine and can successfully complete your first book. You can be helped in the way to publish your book.