25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Not what I was expecting,
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This review is from: Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success (Kindle Edition)
I was disappointed with this book. I was looking for a book that would give me fresh ideas on how to outline the plot of my novel - technical, practical, tangible tips. From the title that's what I thought I was getting. However, more than halfway through the book I still wasn't reading anything about how to outline my novel. She really only discusses logistics of outlining (and only in passing) in the last chapters of the book, and even then I didn't find anything insightful in her outlining method (maybe other readers will). The interviews with other writers interspersed throughout the book I found repetitive - she asks each person the same questions and they pretty much all respond with the same answers. Really this is a book that summarizes the elements of a story - characters, setting, premise, pacing, pov, etc. I gave the book two stars only because in reading about various story elements I did come up with a few further details for my own story, but I think any book on the basics of writing might have done that.