Ducks In a Row (Writing Quick Tip)

Got a topic you’re trying to write about but having a hard time pulling it together? Try this 54f6a620-f2d8-4bdc-ad37-a97aa1a18800outline technique

Start by making a rough outline with the different areas you want your writing to cover. Under each point, write a list of different points you want to touch on in each area. This will help you make sure that nothing gets left out (unless it should be)

Once you’ve got that done, look at your list of points. What order do they belong in? (It’s a lot easier to figure this out when they’re sitting in front of you.) Cut and paste them to try out different orders.

Satisfied with what you’ve come up with? Make your outline different from your actual work (I like to put my outline in italics) and get writing. As you finish your rough draft, delete the outline notes.

This technique will help you put things in order, keep you from forgetting things you meant to put in and encourage a natural flow from start to finish in your writing. Give it a try and see if it works for you

Catherine Kane

1/11/17

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies” and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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