Outlining service

Are you struggling to write your novel or short story because you don’t know how the outline very well? Or perhaps you don’t know where to begin? Outlining can often seem like an overwhelming process especially in regard to things such as:

  • world building
  • genre tropes
  • characterisation
  • subplots

Let me do the hard work for you.

As the author of over 30 published novels and short stories in a variety of fantasy sub-genres, I developed a in-depth outlining technique which I use successfully for all of my own books.

I can offer you an outline that is either very basic or very detailed depending on how in-depth you would like it to be.

If you would like to find out more, get in touch. The price is dependent on which service you choose.

ULTRA BASIC

The ultra-basic outlines are just that. They’re the bare minimum outline.

If this was a dot-by-dot diagram, you’d have a lot of dots to come up with on your own and to connect.

  • Chapter-by-chapter breakdowns

  • Beat title so that you know what beat you’re trying to hit:

    • ex: Chapter 1 – Hook

  • (1) sentence per chapter that illustrates roughly what needs to happen

BASIC

The basic outlines are pretty basic, but you do get a bit more information.

In the dot-by-dot diagram, more of the dots are there for you, but you still have to come up with a few of your own and connect them.

  • Same as Ultra-Basic

  • 1-3 plot points, character points, and/or subplot points per chapter

  • 1 setting point as needed per chapter

DETAILED

The detailed outlines give you a lot more than the basic in a narrative format.

In the dot-by-dot diagram, most of the dots are here and several of them are connected for you, but you might have to connect a few still.

  • Same as Basic

  • Engaging narrative that walks you through the plot, character, and subplot points.

  • World-building and character building elements as needed.

  • Guidance to help you through the beat, and tips to help you through the parts you struggle with.

  • A couple different ideas on how to hit certain scenes.

ULTRA-DETAILED

This has been touted as the “ghostwritten short story that you just add words to.”

In the dot-by-dot diagram, the dots are all there and they’re all connected. This is the “no thoughts needed” outline. You literally sit down and just write.

  • Same as Detailed

  • Choreographed scenes that support your weakness.

    • If your weakness is fight scenes, I choreograph those.

  • Ensuring there are enough “scenes” included in each chapter so that you meet your chapter word count.

  • Map out the entire book to ensure there are zero plot holes, subplot holes, character arc issues, or world-building weaknesses, and that you are able to meet or beat your word count goals.