Take Off Your Pants

Many writers picture (or practice) outlining as stringing together a plotsetting up
events in a logical sequence and ... Plot's mutability—its lack of grounding in the
Story Core—makes some plot-centric outlines frustrating to work with.

Author: Libbie Hawker

Publisher: Running Rabbit Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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When it comes to writing books, are you a “plotter” or a “pantser?” Is one method really better than the other? In this instructional ebook, author Libbie Hawker explains the benefits and technique of planning a story before you begin to write. She’ll show you how to develop a foolproof character arc and plot, how to pace any book for a can’t-put-down reading experience, and how to ensure that your stories are complete and satisfying without wasting time or words. Hawker’s outlining technique works no matter what genre you write, and no matter the age of your audience. If you want to improve your writing speed, increase your backlist, and ensure a quality book before you even write the first word, this is the how-to book for you. Take off your pants! It’s time to start outlining.

Storyteller Tools Outline from Vision to Finished Novel Without Losing the Magic

This handbook shares the creative outlining techniques that enabled him to speed from vision to completed novel, again and again. • No more unfinished writing projects! • Turn sweeping visions into viable stories, fast! • Grow a novel ...

Author: M Harold Page

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329044180

Category: Reference


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Ken MacLeod: "...very useful in getting from ideas etc to plot and story." Hannu Rajaniemi: "...find myself to coming back to [this] book in the early stages." M Harold Page wrote and sold three novels in 2013, in each case starting from scratch. This handbook shares the creative outlining techniques that enabled him to speed from vision to completed novel, again and again. • No more unfinished writing projects! • Turn sweeping visions into viable stories, fast! • Grow a novel out of anything no matter how vague: an opening; some characters; a story world; a philosophical idea; a theme; a map; a gaming setting... • Conjure up conflicts and story questions to drive your plot. • Write usable outlines "in flow". • Learn to use your storyteller instinct! • Lose yourself in creating stories for other people to lose themselves in.

Story Crafting

If students are going to develop stories from ideas or outlines, the teacher may
wish to remind them that they must ... be on maximizing the roles played by
setting in their stories, the students will still be expected to follow the steps as

Author: Arlene F. Marks

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781475807349

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The “Literacy: Made for All” series is a classroom-ready, teacher-friendly resource for English and Writing teachers of Grades 9 through 12. Organized buffet style, it is designed to complement an existing English curriculum by providing a tested repertoire of strategies for teaching both writing skills and literary analysis techniques. STORY CRAFTING focuses on the creation, editing, polishing and sharing of short stories and longer prose fiction.

United States Congressional Serial Set

( e ) Sufficient knowledge of the history of literature to make a proper setting for
the works studied . FIRST YEAR - FOUR ... Give a second story and require
outline from pupils without previous comment by teacher or class . Criticise for
selection ...



ISBN: UCAL:B3989042



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100 Skill Building Lessons Using 10 Favorite Books

Independent Practice On Our Own : linguagement Practicing Making Story
Outlines Mrs. L .: I'm going to give you a ... Rubric for Story Outlining 5 Powerful o
Ideas included go beyond the story Main characters are included o Setting with
time ...

Author: Susan Lunsford

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439205794

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Teacher Susan Lunsford shares her best book-based lessons in every subject area. Launch a measurement lesson with Amy Hest’s The Purple Coat, discuss spelling strategies with Marc Brown’s Arthur’s Teacher Trouble , explore multiplication with Tomie dePaola’s The Art Lesson, and much more! Your students will love the connection to their favorite books—and you’ll love meeting standards while fostering a love of literature. For use with Grades 1-3.

Telling Stories

... 122–123 Executive Summary outline for, 93 Executive Summary, used as, 112
software requirements documents and, ... 78–80 sentences clear and concise, 26
–27 declarative, 25–26 terminology to avoid, 24–25 setting, as story element, ...

Author: Ben Rinzler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470549209

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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From System Designers to Top Management, Everyone loves a good story Once upon a time, it was well understood that stories teach better than plain facts. Why then are most software requirements documents a baffling hodge-podge of diagrams, data dictionaries, and bullet points, held together by little more than a name and a staple? Telling Stories teaches you to combine proven standards of requirements analysis with the most ancient and effective tool for sharing information, the narrative. Telling Stories simplifies and refines the classic methods of Structured Analysis, providing organization, design, and old-fashioned writing advice. Whether you?re just getting started or an experienced requirements writer, Telling Stories can help you turn dull, detailed material into an engaging, logical, and readable story, a story that can make the difference for your project and your career. Learn why readers believe and remember what they learn from stories Work with team members to gather content, tell their stories, and win their support Use stories to find every requirement Create diagrams that almost tell the story on their own (while looking clear and professional) Explain everything important about a process Use precise language to remove the ambiguity from requirements Write a forceful executive summary that stands on its own and sells a project to senior management Summarize often to keep the reader focused on key issues Structure the document so every part has a clear place and purpose

Write Your First Love Story

This book will raise the critical questions, who, what, when, where, why and how? Who are the characters, what are the problems, when and where will the story take place, why are you writing the story, and how is a love story structured?

Author: D.G. Mayes

Publisher: D.G. Mayes


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 45

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Write Your First Love Story is an exercise for understanding, outlining, and writing love stories. Whether or not you're new to writing, this book will help you craft complete stories. It provides writers with a solid foundation for understanding the love story genre and gives suggestions, guidance, and a few bonus story-writing tips to help them bring their ideas to life. This book will raise the critical questions, who, what, when, where, why and how? Who are the characters, what are the problems, when and where will the story take place, why are you writing the story, and how is a love story structured? Finally, with all of those questions answered, it looks at the different perspectives in which writers may present a story to the readers. Also, included in this book is a detailed scene by scene walk-through for helping writers develop love story outlines. This step by step exercise will enable you to Write Your First Love Story!

Notes Plus

various actual unsolved cases which you might want to use as story constructs .
Since you ... Finally , after the students have shared and enlarged their outlines of
characters , quotes , setting , and situation , invite them to explore the “ dramatic ...



ISBN: UVA:X002336245

Category: American literature


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Strategies for Literacy Education

The map is divided into separate outlines that are pieced together to aid in the
creation of a story . ... Instruct students to illustrate the story ' s setting , choose
vocabulary to describe the illustration , and then write a few sentences outlining
the ...

Author: Katherine Wiesendanger

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004590274

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 647


This text is appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate courses in reading methods. This user-friendly resource offers a selection of broad-based and stimulating strategies to assist teachers in developing lessons that will advance students' reading abilities. The author designs strategies to motivate and to encourage reading, to help improve the teaching-learning process, and to plan for appropriate instruction. (It is assumed that students have developed a theoretical framework about literacy before using these strategies.) The text addresses all standard literacy topics and is appropriate for instructing beginning through intermediate level readers. It emphasizes the practical application of theory and would be helpful to use in coursework connected directly to field based practicums in schools, or as a resource guide for student teachers, as well as for literary remediation.

Outlines of Jewish History

Although the little book is written for youthful readers , it may be read with
pleasure and profit by older people . ... picturesque setting , and sustained
interest are the most obvious attractions of these “ Outlines " ; while a vein of
tender sad uess ...

Author: Lady Katie Magnus


ISBN: WISC:89096178736

Category: Jews

Page: 343

View: 332



setting, and plot—an outline if that works for you and/or use index cards to plan
out your story. 2. Use the exercises in this workbook to get a sense of some of the
things you need to know beforehand. 3. For nonfiction, study the sort of book you

Author: April Kihlstrom

Publisher: April Kihlstrom


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 94

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Most of us write linearly but brainstorm in a nonlinear way. If one thinks of writing a book as being similar to putting together a puzzle, this workbook is intended to help writers create key puzzle pieces. This workbook is intended to help writers brainstorm and plan out their books in a way that is organic. April Kihlstrom was one of the first writers to embrace the concept of Book in a Week. She has been teaching the material in workshops and online classes for years. All of the material in this book comes from her experience both as a multi-published author and in teaching these workshops and classes. "April's questions will make you explore your ideas -- and give you new ones. They will challenge you to develop the full potential out of your story."--Anne McAllister, award winning author contemporary romances “Through the series of questions that April asks she makes each author delve deeply into their character and story line. April's questions make you think about how your character's history, social standing, occupation, family position, and more impacts how they handle the various situations we authors toss them into. At the end of April's class you have a deep understanding of your characters that writing the story will be a breeze.”--Ruth Seitelman, published author “I will be forever grateful for the month I spent doing your lessons in BIAW. The lessons were, indeed, thought-provoking. The questions you asked me to answer made me really think about where I was going with my book, and how I could make it the most interesting. I worried that, since I am writing non-fiction, I might not get value from it, but I was wrong. I appreciated the way you posed questions for both fiction and non-fiction writers.Thank you so much for all of your kind help.”--Robin Heart Shepperd, nonfiction

From First Draft To Finished Novel

How cohesive your character , setting , and plot elements are will become
obvious while you're writing your first draft . STAGE 4 : SETTING THE STORY
BLUEPRINT ASIDE Allowing your outlines to sit for a couple of weeks or even
months ...

Author: Karen Wiesner

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: PSU:000067075232

Category: Reference

Page: 263

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Detailed examples from published novels, the principles of building a story, worksheets and checklists to assist with character development, and the proper steps for submitting a completed work are provided in this comprehensive guide for aspiring writers. Original.

English T g Gr7

Can they identify the plot , characters and setting and discuss these elements ? ...
book review that : • describes the different characters ? partially outlines the plot ?
describes the setting ? says what he / she likes or dislikes about the book and ...


Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 1869283759



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Literature Works

Each group member can write about one story element of the fairy tale :
characters , plot , or setting and share their writing with the ... Extension
Individually , children might like to use their outlines to write and illustrate the
story they outline .



ISBN: PSU:000043668373

Category: Language and languages


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Written Language Disorders

Teachers select key terms and phrases from a story to be read and present them
to students along with copies of an outline of story elements ( setting , characters ,
problem , problem - solution , ending ) and a story frame with spaces that ...

Author: Ann M. Bain


ISBN: UVA:X001847679

Category: Agraphia

Page: 209

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Notes on Linguistics

He shows how the stories are similar in plot but vary widely in narrative structure ,
showing both the art and the ... outlines above that are unique to oral culture ,
they are all variants of the standard story plot of : a ) setting , b ) problem ( s ) , C ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105007277044

Category: Linguistics


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Daniel Malachi

Despite the sudden shift in the narrative from the reign of Nebuchadnezzar to the
reign of Belshazzar, Redditt, 87, rightly notes that the bridge between chs. 4 and
5 is the theme of the doxology concluding ch. 4: “and those who walk in pride, ...

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310590545

Category: Religion

Page: 864

View: 517


Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources.The thoroughly revised features consist of:• Comprehensive introductions• Short and precise bibliographies• Detailed outlines• Insightful expositions of passages and verses• Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture• Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues• Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question• Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes• A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion

Narrative Technique

... 117 Broker , 69 plot , diagram of , 235 analysis of material of The plot , outlines
corrected , 253 Gift of the Magi , 108 plot , schematic outline of , 244 analysis of
material of An Unrevealed by drama , 148 , 168 finished Story , 110 story ,
plotting ...

Author: Thomas H. Uzzell


ISBN: STANFORD:36105118144141

Category: Fiction

Page: 476

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How to Write Tales of Horror Fantasy Science Fiction

More directly , this widely respected teacher and working professional urged
others to “ start with a plan a careful plot outline . " The one for my first novel ran
thirty thousand words , that for novel two was nearly that long ; the last six or eight

Author: Jerry N. Williamson

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: UVA:X001785547

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 242

View: 530


The masters of speculative fiction share how-to instruction on writing stories about the weird, the fantastic, the unknown and the imagined, in 27 succinct chapters.