When drafting an outline, there are a few ways to incorporate the spine, the heart, the soul, the joints, and all the excess bits mentioned previously. You can choose to create a large, lengthy, detailed outline. This may work better for some, just as some prefer to take the scenic route in life. Others might occasionally take the scenic route but prefer shortcuts if they’ve already experienced the scenery. For example, if you’re writing a novel for the first time like yours truly, the scenic route is wisest.
Setting the stage for worldbuilding and beyond when outlining your novel.
Synovial sidenotes and the chambers of a story’s heart.
What fuels a story is similar to what fuels a man. Although stories aren’t dead or alive, they’re the breath of us. They capture a little bit of our soul power. When writing a story, you’ve got to ensure it’s properly infused with this essence.
Examining my approach to the creative process has transformed my fears into…apprehension? Potentially even excitement…