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Anybody Can Write A Novel - Outline

A Step-by-step Guide for Anyone to Learn How to Write a Novel

Green Bat 1 by DesdemonaDeBlake

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

    Introduction

    Reading Like a Writer

    Writer's Block

   Optimizing Your Writing Space

Chapter 2– Choosing a Genre

    Story Types

    Romance

    Fantasy

    Sci-fi

    Supernatural

    Young Adult/Children

    Historical Fiction

    Horror

    Autobiographical

   
Humor

    Dystopian

    Post-Apocalyptic

    Religious

    Erotica

Chapter 3- World Building

    Constructing a Timeline

    Mapping Your World
    

Chapter 4- Preparing Your Plot

     Creating a Twelve Point Plot Outline

    Writing a Plot Premise

Chapter 5- Choosing and Designing Characters

    Characters to Use in Your Story

        -Protagonists

            -heroes

            -antiheroes

        -Antagonists

            -villains

            -antivillains

            -monsters

        -Supporting Characters

        -Universe Filler Characters

        -Foils

        -Narrators

        -Point-of-view Characters

    Characters to Avoid in Your Story

    Character Motivation

Chapter 6- From One Plot-point to the Next


  -Act I

    Prologue/Beginning

    Inciting Incident

    First Turning Point

  -Act II

    Rising Action

    First Pinch Point

    Midpoint

    Disaster

    Second Pinch Point

    Second Turning Point

  -Act III

    Stand Up

    Climax

    Epilogue

Chapter 7– Revising Your Novel


   Building Chapters

   Constructing Paragraphs

   Writing Sentences

   Using Words

   Punctuating Sentences 

   Drafting

   Editing

   Describing Your Setting

   Creating Descriptions

    Getting Rid of Melodrama

    Giving Effective Criticism

    Adjusting Pace

    Dramatic Tension

    Character Dialogue

    Action Scenes

    Exposition Dumps

   Receiving and Using Reader Criticism

Chapter 8– From Story to Art

    Adding Depth to Your Novel

    Adding Mystery to Your Novel

    Ethics and Responsibility in Writing

    Cultural Diversity in Writing

    Frame and Meta Narratives

    Attaining a Sense of Realism

    Understanding Originality

    Introducing Your Characters


   Creating a Character Voice
  

Chapter 9– Types of Writers

    What Type of Writer Are You?

    Career Writers

    Indie Writers

    Casual Writers

    Fan Writers

    Revolutionary Writers

    Commercial Writers

    Niche Writers

    Personal Writers

    Literary Writers 

Chapter 10– Publishing and the Writing Life

    Becoming Self-Motivated

    Reasons to Write a Second Novel Before Publishing

    Difficult Writing Truths

    Collaborative Writing

   Loving Your Stories

   Teaching Others to Write

Chapter 11- Resources

    Youtube Channels 

Chapter 12 - Mini-tutorials

    
   Shibboleths

Chapter 13 - Draft Progressions


   The Woodcutter (waking in the woods scene)

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.

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Odd-dea's avatar

Wow now I don't have to find all these randomly, thank you your tutorials are really useful for most aspects of writing