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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Outline Your Novel Before Writing It

I've always outlined my novels to avoid dead ends and blind alleys, to avert the horror of dumping hard-earned pages into the wastebasket. Also I want to know in advance if the story is worth telling, if it's going to stand up to lengthy treatment, and most of all: Can I bring it to a satisfying conclusion?

F. Paul Wilson in How I Got Published, edited by Ray White and Duane Lindsay, 2007 

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