How to brainstorm an outline easy and painless

We brainstorm ideas all the time. But what about the outline?

I have to admit, outlining a story stops my creative process cold.

Tell me to produce an outline and instant flashbacks to grade school haunt my mind. Yuck! Until now, nothing has helped my phobia of outlines.

It all starts with Brainstorming.

If you too have an adverse reaction to outlines, keep reading. Because Joanna Penn gave me the help I needed and hopefully you’ll get a few good tips to help your aversion too.

What I learned from Joanna Penn…

  • Brainstorming helps you outline. (Who knew?)
  • Think of outlining as a writing recipe. A way to organize your thoughts. (this was an AH HA moment for me.)
  • Brainstorming is throwing out ideas and seeing which ones stick. (Freeing.)
  • There are 6 different styles. (Find yours, I’m number 6.)
    • Joanna gives steps for each style.
  • Finding your specific style will help plan/outline your novel.
  • And… Bullet points are my friend. 

Click the link below and find out what style do you use to write.

Now tell me…

Which style did you relate to?

Do you outline before you write?

How do you plan a book? 

 

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3 thoughts on “How to brainstorm an outline easy and painless

  1. I describe myself as a plotter and I usually know what the end result is going to be when I start writing. Sometimes, I will often think five to ten moves ahead and I like to plan in my head or on paper initially so that I know what will happen next.

    Hope that this makes a word of sense.

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