Tag Archives: Outlining

Poor neglected writing blog

Hi everyone. Wow, I didn’t realize I’d neglected this blog so much. Trouble is that my focus has been largely on critting and non-fiction writing, so I didn’t have much to say on the fiction writing world. So, a quick … Continue reading

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Enter the Three-Ring Circus

I, Margaret the Magnificent, will now perform the amazing, death-defying act of writing three novel outlines simultaneously before your very eyes. If my attention slips, if I falter, my brains will begin to leak from my ears, but I scoff … Continue reading

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From Ideas to Outline

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you will have seen me take all sorts of ideas through their paces. If you’re curious as to how I get rolling, I’m teaching a workshop on Forward Motion through August … Continue reading

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Reason 2002 for …

Reason 2002 for completing the outline BEFORE you start to write: There is nothing more effective against forward progress than the dreaded "something must go here" scene, especially if you’re a linear writer who gets bogged if you continue past … Continue reading

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