In the previous two posts I talked about the 7 Reasons Non-Fiction Writers Should Outline Their Books, and then I talked about the unique circumstances that led me to create (and subsequently refine) the dynamic outlining system for non-fiction that I use.
Over the next series of posts we’re going to dive into that system in enough detail so that if you want to write a book you can use this system to create a detailed structural outline that will maximise the chances of you successfully completing your book.
How To Use This Series Of Posts
The best way to learn anything – or test anything – is to actually use it. So I highly recommend that you copy and paste the questions to a new Scrivener project – or a word doc if you haven’t yet invested in Scrivener – and spend some time answering the questions.
Each stage of the process has a series of questions that you – the author – need to answer. Each of your answers will take you a step closer towards completing your structural outline.
The questions will be presented first – and then I’ll go through each of the questions and give you guidance notes on how to answer the questions
The Questions For Assignment 1 [Read more…]