Outlining Exercise

Practice outlining by doing the process in reverse: Start with a published novel or nonfiction book you’ve read recently (preferably one that would be similar to a book you’d like to write), and try to write a one-paragraph summary of each chapter or scene. Then, read through the outline to see if you can follow the narrative “thread” of the book. Better yet, show your outline to someone who has not read the book and see if they can tell you what the book is about, based only on your narrative summaries.


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