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Inside the Outline: The Key to Finishing Your Manuscript

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT

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    $25 | Fiction

Say goodbye to writer’s block by leveraging the structure and freedom of an outline.

Starting a novel is much easier than finishing one. Too often, we reach the messy middle and lose interest, forget the story we’re trying to tell, stop having fun, or have trouble finding time to write, especially when careers, family, and other obligations keep us from writing.

Creating an outline provides a road map so that when you are ready to sit down to write, you can easily pick up where you left off. It also frees you to write non-linearly. If the last chapter completed was chapter 10 but you want to do chapter 18, you can jump ahead and write the chapter you’re excited to tackle, because the outline will show you how to go back and fill in the middle.

An outline also makes it easier to keep track of your progress, change focus if necessary, establish a theme, and stay interested in your writing project. With each plot twist and character development meticulously planned, you’ll write confidently and clearly, knowing exactly where you’re headed and how to get there.

Please have these ready for your webinar:
  • Blank paper
  • Something to write with
  • 5 x 7 index cards (or Post-It notes)
In this webinar, you will:
  • LEARN four methods (Mind Map, Step Outline, Skeleton, and Timeline) to outline a novel or plot-driven memoir
  • EXAMINE each method to discover which suits you best
  • PRACTICE each kind of outline
  • DISCOVER how your outline can guide you through your story–and keep your writing moving.

This webinar is for…

  • Writers of any level who are struggling to finish their manuscript
  • “Pantsers” who want to try being a “plotter”
  • First-time novelists who aren’t sure where to begin or how to get to the end
  • Though the presentation focuses on fiction, the webinar is helpful for memoirists, too!

Closed captioning is available ✔

All registrants receive the recording ✔


MICKEY DUBROW is the author of Always Agnes and American Judas. For over thirty years, he wrote television promos, marketing presentations, and scripts for various clients including Cartoon Network, TNT Latin America, and HGTV. His short stories and essays have appeared in Prime Number Magazine, The Good Men Project, The Signal Mountain Review, Full Grown People, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. His first novel, American Judas, was a Finalist for the 2020 Georgia Author of the Year Award in the category of First Novel. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, author Jessica Handler.


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July 24
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
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Mickey Dubrow
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