Thanks to everybody who attended my workshop on creating a "Seat-of-the-Pants Novel Outline" at the Mark Twain House Writer's Weekend on September 29! As promised here are the "handouts" that I used...or, at least, re-created on the white board with permanent ink. ;)

Feel free to use them however you want for your personal use. Happy outlining and happy writing!

Plot wheel and 3-act structure

Where I start: the blank outline, based on the plot wheel above.

My finished outline for THE RHINO IN RIGHT FIELD. Each line is one chapter. Note also I added other stuff to help me remember what I was doing: dates, setting, etc.


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