Limited Time to Sign up for Outlining Your Novel Workshop!

The Outlining Your Novel workshop is now up and running on the Writer’s Digest University site. Only 15 “seats” open for this first session (running October 18-December 13), so grab ’em while they’re hot!

About the Workshop

Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly used, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal. With the help of the book Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success by K.M. Weiland, you will learn how to choose the right type of outline for you, brainstorm plot ideas, and discover your characters.Required Book: Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success by K.M. Weiland

Workshop Length: 8 weeks
Tuition: $376.00 ($338.40 for VIP)
Course Structure:
This workshop will consist of eight one-week sessions. Each session will include an online lecture, along with various reading assignments, research projects, and a writing assignment that will be submitted to the instructor for private review. Student work will also be posted for group review and feedback. Throughout the workshop you will be able to participate in asynchronous lecture discussion and you’re encouraged to take advantage of ongoing informal discussions and posted self-directed writing exercises.
In this online writing course you will learn:
  • How to structure your novel’s scenes
  • How to create, format, and use an outline to write a novel
  • The benefits of outlining
  • The common misconceptions of outlining
Who should take this course:
  • First-time novelists who have never created a novel outline before
  • Fiction writers who want to know what type of outline works best for their individual style
  • Beginner writers who are interested in using an outline to develop their plotlines, characters, or overall story

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  1. Oh, it looks so good! I only wish I had the money to sign up and the time to do it! Hope it all goes well!

  2. Thanks, Hanne! I’m sure the workshop will run again in the future as well.

  3. I hope it runs again in the future! I’m currently using your book to build an outline for my NaNoWriMo idea and I love it.

  4. So glad you’re enjoying the book! When and how often the workshop runs will be up to the folks at WDU, but I’m sure it will be available in the future. Check back in December!

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