7 Reasons Why You Should Outline Your Novel DURING Revision

A Writer's Path

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by Kelsie Engen

Today we’re going to talk about how to approach the next revision step: developmental edits. Basically this means addressing the major, structural issues of your WIP before moving on to the minor things.

This step comes after you’ve read your first draft, made some comments or jotted down ideas.

Of course, whether you’ve merely jotted down ideas, or come up with new pacing suggestions, or discovered some character motivations, etc., at this point you should create a new outline.

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2 thoughts on “7 Reasons Why You Should Outline Your Novel DURING Revision

  1. I just did this after completing and reading my first draft and it has been SO helpful in improving the manuscript in the second draft. Unfortunately, I’m changing quite a bit, so it’s time consuming, but worth it for a better story.

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