Outlining and Structure, Writing Tips

Chapters: How Do I Write One?

Last week we talked about why I think chapters are important to a longer work. While any and all of those reasons are valid, knowing that you should have chapters is an entirely different animal than actually writing them. Today I'm going to give you my top tips for creating engaging and meaningful chapters. Decide… Continue reading Chapters: How Do I Write One?

Outlining and Structure, Writing Tips

Chapters: Why Are They Important?

There are many components to writing a book, but few as daunting for over-writers like me as figuring out how in the world to divide your book up into chapters- either once it’s written, or during the drafting process. This post and next week’s are inspired by author Kim Chance’s recent video. "But, Claerie,” you’re… Continue reading Chapters: Why Are They Important?

Outlining and Structure, Writing Tips

How to Outline: Using the 3 Act, 9 Block Structure: Part 3

Here is the final part of my tutorial on outlining with the 3 Act, 9 Block Structure. If you're new to this series, check out Part 1 and Part 2 as well as  Katytastic’s YouTube video, and  Brittany Tenpenny’s blog posts, which both inspired this series. In explaining the final nine parts of this strategy,… Continue reading How to Outline: Using the 3 Act, 9 Block Structure: Part 3

Outlining and Structure, Writing Tips

How to Outline: Using the 3 Act, 9 Block Structure: Part 2

Happy Monday, everyone, and welcome back to my tutorial on outlining using the 3 Act, 9 Block structure. If you're not familiar with this form of outlining, make sure to check out Part 1 of this series as well as  Katytastic’s YouTube video, and  Brittany Tenpenny’s blog posts, which were my go-to sources when I… Continue reading How to Outline: Using the 3 Act, 9 Block Structure: Part 2

Outlining and Structure, Writing Tips

How to Outline: Using the 3 Act, 9 Block Structure: Part 1

Last week, I discussed one of the two methods I used to outline my current work in progress debut, and I plan to continue that trend in this three part miniseries on the 3 Act, 9 Block Outlining Structure. Once again, this method is not of my own creation and  this post will be heavily… Continue reading How to Outline: Using the 3 Act, 9 Block Structure: Part 1