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Take Off Your Pants!
Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing | Libbie Hawker
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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. Shell show you how to develop a foolproof character arc and plot, how to pace any book for a cant-put-down reading experience, and how to ensure that your stories are complete and satisfying without wasting time or words. Hawkers 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! Its time to start outlining.
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hissingpotatoes
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3.5/5⭐ The advice in this book is great if you're looking to break a writing block w/ a structured approach. It should be taken w/ a grain of salt & other books on outlining should be read as well. Hawker is very transparent throughout that this method isn't the only one out there; it's just what has worked for her. However, she does make grandiose claims using punchy marketing terms to convince the reader of her points, which I didn't appreciate.

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This skinny little book was a game-changer for me in terms of the planning process for my own writing. I‘ve always struggled with outlining, but this book, read in one sitting, provides the structure needed to plot with ease.

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Elizabeth_Chatsworth
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A useful guide on how to set up an outline for writing your novel. It's a fast, practical read with lots of helpful tips.
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