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Kimberley Griffiths Little

Good stuff, Vonna!

Starting a new WIP – or at least planing and outlining and doing character stuff is a good way to take our minds off the finished book and chewing on our fingernails while it’s out the door for critique or on submission.

I’ve been trying to do the same thing . . . 😉

10 years ago

I’m always so amazed by people who make detailed outlines. I can’t imagine writing a 13-page one, let alone 24! What kinds of details do you put into your outline? Is it a scene-by-scene breakdown of what happens in each chapter, or do you also focus on character motivation, etc?

10 years ago

Love these four questions–I’m making a note of them.

Mary Ann
10 years ago

For my latest WIP, I’ve taken the primary characters and done an outline for each one. Since it’s historical, the background info is already laid out in my research, but I have listed some main points I want to keep in mind as I develop the characters: ie, primary characteristics (physical and emotional), motivations, desires, relationships… I’ve sort of outlined their emotional/narrative arc so I can stay on track as they take on their personalities through the story.

I love your scene break-down!