Exploratory Writing Techniques Series - Part 5: Outlining
The fifth and final entry of this series is for writers who would prefer to use a basic outline for exploratory writing.
Outlining shares these similarities to previous entries of this series:
Free Writing, Journalists' Questions, and Mind Mapping - Involves 30 minutes to an hour to write.
Mind Mapping - Objective is to organize elements of your story.
Free Writing and Journalists' Questions - Any medium can be used to implement it.
Outlining differs from Free Writing, Journalists' Questions, Mind Mapping, and Listing, because it requires using this format:
Establish time period and setting
Lead up to events that will alter the life of your protagonist
Development of your protagonist
Lead up to events that will conclude your story
Events that conclude your story (make sure to describe protagonist's new life)
By creating an outline, you are making references to your story available, ensuring that your protagonist is a fully developed character and the events that occur in your story only serve to move it forward.
Next week, I will blog about why writing is relevant.