September 27, 2007

Author Resource: Outline Helper

After stumbling across Randy Ingermanson's "Snowflake Method" of writing a novel, I decided to create a tool that would help me progress my outline from single-sentence concept to full-on scene and character list. While it is not as detailed as the Snowflake Method, it does take you in the same direction from concept to conflict to fleshing out each scene. This is new for 2006 and something I plan on trying out, so don't blame me if it is a bit buggy. Also, best to get started with this sometime BEFORE November so you've got some good planning time in there. The deadlines are flexible and work off of the proposed start and end dates of your book (presumably November 1 and midnight December 1 for NaNo enthusiasts).

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