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How to Create an Outline for Your Novel
How to Create an Outline for Your Novel
Anybody Can Write a Novel Version 2.0
Chapter 4 “Preparing Your Plot” – Section 1 “The Outline”
“Plot is what happens in your story. Every story needs structure, just as every body needs a skeleton. It is how you 'flesh out and clothe' your structure that makes each story unique.”
-Caroline Lawrence
Of all of the topics to discuss in writing a novel, none of them inspire quite so much ire as that of outlining your story. As artists, we sometimes want to believe in the concept of absolute freedom from form and convention, and that our achievements come from personal brilliance, total creativity, and ingenuity. However, when we consider how visual artists are critiqued when audience-appreciation for their piece is diminished by a lack of shading, poor color selection, bad perspective, or any
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Complete Naruto OC Blank Bio
…: Complete Blank Naruto Original Character Bio/Reference Sheet:…
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--General Info--
Name:
Gender:
Age:
Village:
Species:
Animal Familiar(s):
Clan(s):
Organization(s):
Spirit(s)/Demon(s):
Seal(s):
Group(s)/Team(s):
Birth Date:
Birth Place:
Birth Mother:
Birth Father:
Brother(s):
Sister(s):
Current Residence:
Occupation:
--Appearance--
Hair Color:
Hair Length:
Hair Style:
Highlights:
Highlight Color(s):
Eye Shape:
Eye Color:
Streaks:
Streak Color(s):
Skin Color(s):
Skin Texture:
Complexion Type:
Attractiveness:
Sex Appeal:
Body Type:
Weight:
Height:
Scar(s):
Tattoo(s):
Piercing(s):
Marking(s):
Distinctive Trait(s):
Clothing Style:
Clothing Type:
--Outfit--
Undergarments:
Undershirt(s):
Bindings:
Mesh:
Bandages:
Shirt:
Vest:
Coat:
Cloak:
Pants:
Shorts:
Skirt:
Socks:
Stockings:
Tights:
Leggings:
Shoes:
Belts:
Jewelry:
Other Accessories:
--Weapons--
Weapon(s):
Weapon Type:
--Fighting Style(s):
Fighting Style(s):
Fighting
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Anybody Can Write a Novel - Outline
Anybody Can Write A Novel - Outline
A Step-by-step Guide for Anyone to Learn How to Write a Novel


This is an Outline of all my current articles, and a look at what is to come. I will try to update it, at least once every two weeks. Also note that just because something is absent from the Outline does not mean I don't plan to write it. This is a compilation of only chapters that have already been written.
(You'll notice that I have neglected some points and chapters within this Outline. This this is simply a result of realizing that there is so much to learn, when it comes to writing. Don't worry, I'll be sure to come back and fill in the gaps. Also, if this list inspires any requested topics that you would like me to address, please feel free to suggest them in the comments section.)

Chapter 1– Beginning to Write
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Three-Act Outline Template
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6 Steps to Compiling Your Novel's Three-Act Outline
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 2 “Creating a Plot” – Section 2 “Compiling a Three-Act Outline”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Part 2 of 2
Joseph Blake Parker's Very Original and Super Complex Three-Act Outline Template
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6 Steps to Creating a Great Antagonist
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6 Steps to Creating a Great Antagonist
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 3 “Characters” – Section 4 “The Antagonist”
With Links to Supplementary Material
So you now have your Protagonist up and ready to go. The next step is to create a great Antagonist that will help provide a dynamic story. I've talked abou
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Plot Saver List
1. Kill a main character.
2. Send your characters on a journey.
3. Have your characters lose an important item.
4. Have a character go crazy.
5. A volcano erupts nearby.
6. Your characters stumble on a key.
7. Your characters throw a man off a bridge.
8. Your character gets drunk.
9. Your character finds a lost child.
10. Your character is attacked by a bandit.
11. Your character develops a crush on someone.
12. Add a new character.
13. Your main character trips and breaks his/her arm.
14. Characters argue over milk.
15. Have a character say “I am afraid I have lost my watch”
16. Write a scene that takes place in a boat.
17. Have a character who wears glasses break them.
18. Have a character play pool.
19. Kill a duck.
20. Use a fire in your novel.
21. Send in the ninjas!
22. Add a one-night stand.
23. Get your characters lost in the forest.
24. Your main character’s mother dies.
25. Two characters kiss.
26. One character walks in on two others having sex.
27. A supporti
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Major Character Characterization
Major Character Characterization
General:
Full name:
Name Meaning:
Also known as:
Gender:
Sexual Orientation:
Dominant Hand:
Location:
Previous Locations lived in:
Birth date:
Ethnicity:
Age:
What is going on in the world around them:
Physical:
Hair Color; Length; Style:
Head and Face Shape:
Height; Weight:
Eye Color/Shape/Eyebrows:
Nose:
Mouth:  
Skin Tone:
Most noticeable feature:
Scars? Birthmarks? Etc?
Clothing Style:
Other?:
Physical build/fitness:
Voice:
Clothing:
Possessions:
Quirks:
Powers/Abilities (Optional):
Personality:
Good Traits:
Flaws (Tip: Have at least 2 more flaws than good traits):
Habits:
Hobbies:
Aspirations/Dreams:
Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Joys:
Fears:
Coping Mechanisms:
Optimist/Pessimist/Realist:
Thinking or Feeling:
Judging or Perceiving:
Intuitive or Sensing:
Extravert or Introvert:
Fatal Flaw:
Instincts:
5 quotes that shows their personality:
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6 Steps to Creating Your Plot Premise
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6 Steps to Creating Your Plot Premise
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 2 “Creating a Plot” – Section 1 “Plot Premise”
Unlike what I once thought, plot is not a natural result of telling a story. Plot, like all other parts of writing, is a craft that must be studied and then designed with purpose. That being said, there are many different ways that one creates a plot—and countless theories as to how they can be created with the most efficiency. Over t
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Minor Character Characterization
Minor Character Characterization
General:
Full name:
Also Known As:
Age:
Race/Ethnicity:
Physical:
Hair color; Length; Style:
Skin Color:
Eye Color:
Height; Weight:
Facial Marks:
Personality:
Good Characteristics:
Flaws (Tip: Have at least 2 more flaws than good things):
Most known for:
1 Quote by them that shows their personality: "                               "
In the Story:
How does the main character know them:
Relationship with main character:
Do they get killed off:
When are they introduced:
Background:
What led up to them meeting the main character:
Did meeting the main character help or hurt them:
What in their past makes them who they are today:
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The Mary Sue and You
As some of you are probably aware, a "Sue War" is stirring in the DP fandom. Since I've got some free time and have a horrible case of writer's block, I figured I would write a little something up concerning Mary Sues.
The Mary Sue
Many people in fandom have heard the term Mary Sue, but few know the actual definition of a Sue. In short, a Mary Sue is a character that is unbelievably perfect. They have skills or traits that are either unexplained or impossible. The Mary Sue often dominates the entire story, and overshadows other main characters, the only exception being the love interest. Essentially, a Mary Sue is the author's idea of a perfect character, and is often a self insert. Note:This does not mean that all self inserts are Mary Sues, although instances of this are extremely rare.
Most Mary Sues have extraordinary powers that are either uncommon or unheard of in the story universe. In the DP fandom, a telltale sign of a Mary Sue is when he/she is
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6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Inciting Incident


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6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Inciting Incident
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 4 “Plot Points” – Section 2 “The Inciting Incident”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Once you have completed your Prologue/Beginning, your next plot-point will
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