The Writer In You Blog Hop – 2

The Writer In You is a blog hop hosted by Katie at The Fiction Diaries. In her own words, “this is a blog hop for all aspiring writers out there. It is a chance to meet other writers and share tips, writing, and experiences, all while gaining new followers for your lovely blog…” Every Saturday, Katie asks a question that we have to answer.

This week’s question is: Do you outline your writing?

I do outline my stories before writing them. I didn’t use to, but over the years I have learnt that outlining your novel before writing it actually 1) saves you time and 2) helps you be a better writer. Because outlining makes you think about your story, makes you deal with the tough questions (Where is this all going? Is this scene/chapter useful for the plot? What are the arcs in my story? etc.) and makes you solve all the problems BEFORE writing the story. So when your outline is done, you can just WRITE. No excuse.

What about you? Do you outline your writing? Join the fun here and happy writing!

3 thoughts on “The Writer In You Blog Hop – 2

  1. I kinda sorta outline. I have the basic thread, but I let my imagination have fun too…
    great blog 🙂

  2. EM Castellan says:

    I guess it’s a good way to do it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Talynn says:

    I do the same thing. I have to start with a plan which consists of a few points and sub- points. Then I hand the pen over to my characters and let them write the story.

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