Acclaim for Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success:
“Not into outlining? Then someone did not demonstrate it for you the way Weiland has in her book. If you can make a quick trip grocery list, you can outline your next manuscript to benefit your process, using Weiland’s guide.”—Leslie Hultgren
“…this is one of the few writing craft books I have read start to finish, was easy to apply to my writing immediately, and helped me follow through on my first draft.”—F. Colley
“Ms. Weiland presents a wonderful roadmap for writing while still encouraging you to take those sidetrips that will make your story better. I feel like I can walk the ‘high wire’ of my imagination because I have the safety net of my outline below it all.”—D. Hargan
About the Book:
Let outlines help you write a better book!
Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal. Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success will:
*Help you choose the right type of outline for you
*Guide you in brainstorming plot ideas
*Aid you in discovering your characters
*Show you how to structure your scenes
*Explain how to format your finished outline
*Instruct you in how to use your outline
*Reveal the benefits
*Dispel the misconceptions
More Praise for Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success:
“…this book has revolutionized the way I think about plotting and outlining and, after months of wishing I could find the ‘joy of writing’ again, I finally have it.”—Ashley March
“Each chapter deals with a specific topic and builds a clear idea of the task ahead, and as a great plus every chapter ends with an interview with a published author, explaining how they work their outlines and their personal methods.”—Marcus J. Pinto
“…a brilliant tool for any person wanting to learn more about the craft of writing.”—Cherie Reich
If your writing has benefited from Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird or Stephen King’s On Writing, you’re sure to find further inspiration in Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success.
Looking for K.M. Weiland’s fiction?
Behold the Dawn—The sins of a bishop. The vengeance of a monk. The secrets of a knight.
A Man Called Outlaw—One man stood up unafraid. One man fell alone. One man’s courage became a legend.
The Memory Lights—A pickpocket in the slums of Victorian England, she has no memory of her past . . . except for the street lamps that haunt her.
One More Ride in the Rain—One last battle remains for three weary Confederate soldiers. Their only choice: to run or to fight?
The Saddle Daddy Rode—Her father is dying. Her hope is fading. Where is faith when she needs it?
The authors bring up a lot of interesting ideas to consider, but they don’t provide useful examples of the the ideas in context. Nothing is discussed in-depth. The outlining section (which is only a couple of pages!) is not specific enough to be useful and does not provide a strong structure for the important elements in a novel. Overall, the book is a great brain dump, but not well-developed at all.