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  • How to Clearly Organize Your Story Ideas into an Epic Book You Can Write and Publish
  • By: John S. Warner
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By: John S. Warner
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The Secrets to Outlining Your Novel: How to Clearly Organize Your Story Ideas into an Epic Book You Can Write and Publish

By John S. Warner

How many times have you gone through something and said “I could write a book about this!”? Now is the time to stop doubting and start planning!

Just as every great meal starts with a recipe, every epic novel starts with an epic outline.

But is an outline really necessary? Can’t you just wing it? Isn’t all that time on an outline better spent on actually writing? And doesn’t an outline just pour water on that spark of creativity?

That’s what you may have heard…until now!

In The Secrets to Outlining Your Novel, you will discover:

  • How novel outlines improve the direction of a story, make the writing process easier, and reduce those time-consuming writer’s blocks
  • The core elements of every novel outline and how to develop them so that they naturally entwine—rather than confuse the reader
  • What type of writer you are (shocker: just because you don’t consider yourself a plotter doesn’t mean you can’t create an outstanding novel outline)
  • Eleven types of outline methods that motivate you to type, write, sketch, and highlight
  • The amazing technique Michael Crichton used to organize his plots into a logical timeline
  • How to use “what ifs” to turn one sentence into a captivating novel while filling in those irritating plot holes
  • How to organize your chapters without stressing about word count and cut-off points 
  • Thirty questions to develop character profiles and outlines so that they grow in line with your plot
  • One of the most impactful chapters in a novel that only had one word
  • Genre-specific advice and outline methods from best-selling masters like Julia Donaldson, Ken Follet, and Nicholas Sparks…to name a few! 

And much more.

Writing is like the fable of The Hare and the Tortoise. Slow and steady will always beat quick and careless.

©2022 John S. Warner (P)2022 John S. Warner

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Very informative

Really enjoyed the style of this audiobook on teaching writers on ways to structure your outline in achieving the best end results in writing your novel. The author gives advice on various genres, some of which are relevant for me! Well worth the listen!

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Really liked this - short but covered many aspects of writing with good examples - well done - catalyst I needed .

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  • Kay
  • 09-10-22

Informative

This is a good resource to show you the ropes on how to write a novel. Clearly, the organization of a novel is critical so the author has some nice tips for you to ease into the process of writing. I would say it is a good idea to make a few notes as you progress through the chapters.

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  • Suzanne R. Rudemyer
  • 28-09-22

Excellent outline guide!

For those who have a desire to write, this book is a great place to start!

The author takes you step by step through the outline process in a way that makes sense. Application of this structure to all types of book niches is addressed.

I highly recommend this guide!

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  • linda
  • 28-09-22

Thorough guide to creating your epic novel!

This is an excellent resource for anyone who has ever wanted to write a book.
It takes you from “I should write a book about that” to actually writing your own book. Not just any book, but an actual, epic novel!
Not only are you guided through the process of how to create your book, but there are also many tips and tricks included to make it epic!
I especially appreciated the author's engaging writing style. He discusses each of the steps involved with outlining and writing a novel and throws in some interesting examples and comparisons. I enjoyed the tips on how to brainstorm effectively, specifically using what-ifs to keep the story captivating. Everything is clearly organized and easy to follow. The guided process is very thorough and I had no trouble following along.
Highly recommended!

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  • Mirabelle Nchangnwi
  • 27-09-22

A good book for new authors

The book simplifies the process of covering message by the author to the intended readers. I t is really a good start up book for new authors or writers. The author has done a good job by listing useful examples.This book is therefore an essential ingredient and spice to writers and authors.

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  • Renee D.
  • 21-09-22

Excellent!

This book breaks down the exact steps to creating a novel. What I loved the most were the 11 types of outline methods. This allows you to follow through with creating your book while following guided steps and still creating your masterpiece in your own style.
This book is a must-have if you plan on writing a novel!