Basic outlines are great for those who need a little more guidance than an ultra-basic outline but still need flexibility to move. A lot of times, our basic authors are those who were once pantzers and still have that pantzing instinct.
These outlines do not have transitional reactions or character decisions mapped out. This is great for those authors who like to know where they’re going, but want to figure out how and why on their own.
We sit down to consider the type of author you are, look at your brand, your writing style, and the book you’re bringing to us.
We also look at your natural strengths and weaknesses.
We then choose the outline beat sheet best suited for your personality, your brand, and the genre. If we don’t have one on-hand, we create one.
We review your notes and any information you have provided about the story, where you want it to go, and locations you typically get stuck at.
We also look to support your weaknesses. There will be more focus on the areas you’re weakest in.
We then set to work to create an outline base that will get you started.