Saturday, May 18, 2013

Laying it out

I write by the seat of my pants. I've tried doing outlines, but I've never gotten the hang of it, probably because I don't know what comes next. How can I write an outline if I can't see beyond a few key scenes? Here are people that see the whole picture and can rearrange it like a puzzle. Check out these examples of outlining mastery from several noted authors.
Joseph Heller's outline for Catch 22

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dreams and Nightmares

My dream is to self-publish and become a smashing success that is picked up by a big publishing company (no e-rights!) and optioned for a movie. Just like Colleen Hoover.

My nightmare is to self-publish, be completely ignored, and then go on to write about that in the hopes that I will no longer be ignored. Just like this guy.