NaNoWriMo Prep: Plotting, Planning, And Outlining.

Holly Evans

NaNoWriMo Prep a guide to outlining

If you’re reading this, you’re probably getting ready to embark on the amazing adventure that is NaNoWriMo!

That’s fantastic, I adore NaNoWriMo, the atmosphere is addictive, it’s such a buzz.

You’ve probably been told that your best chance of succeeding at NaNoWriMo is to have at least some basic idea of a plot before you dive in. I’ve got to be honest, I agree. Now don’t get me wrong, pantsers have and do win NaNoWriMo! I’ve done it myself. It is easier if you have some form of a plan though.

Outlining is a huge topic, there are so many methods, and this is the quick guide. I’m going to break it down into the broad strokes, starting with the simplest most bare-boned outline, and going more and more indepth from there.

The very barest of outlines. 

The very barest outline, to my mind at least, is going to be…

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