how to write a book (outline) in 30 days
This is a public service announcement that some of you may hopefully find useful :)
You know I never update my journal, but due to the fact that yours truly is stuck at a tiny railway station in the middle of... not much, save for some Greek temples she has already seen before missing her train and settling down for a 2+ hour wait, I figured I'd share my today's findings off the Guardian page. As a caveat, this relates to novel-length stuff and outlines a *possible* approach, but by no means *the* approach - I know at least two brilliant people among you who do just the opposite with great results. For my part, I was pleasantly surprised at how much of what I had arrived at on my own was validated here, though at times it seems, even to me, a bit too structured and didactically prescriptive. Still, there are certainly pearls of wisdom in it. The 30 days refer to just the outline, not the finished thing.
The framework intro is here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/oct/2
The brainstorming bit is here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/oct/2
and the series main page with the rest broken down into days (parts 1 and 4 have further day-by-day breakdowns) http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/series/h