Crash Course: How to Outline Your Novel
Instructor: Mickey Dubrow
Are you a pantser or a plotter?
A "pantser" is a writer who prefers to write without previous planning. They write by the seat of their pants and discover the story as they write. A "plotter" creates an outline beforehand to act a road map for their novel. No matter which kind of writer you are, making an outline can help you pull up your pants and point the way forward. An outline makes it easier to keep track of chapters, change focus if necessary, and establish a theme.
- Learn the essential elements for a novel outline.
- Create an outline using index cards (cards will be provided).
- Explore various types of outlines to determine which works best for each writer.
The workshop is open to fiction writers of all levels.
Class Limit is 12.
Biography: Mickey Dubrow is the author of American Judas. For over thirty years, he wrote award winning television promos, marketing presentations, and scripts for various clients including Cartoon Network, TNT Latin America, HGTV, and CNN. He has written personal essays and short stories for both print and online publications including The Good Men Project, Full Grown People, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date(s): Saturday, April 27
Class time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Type of Class: Crash Course
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