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TAP037, How I Edit the Outline of a Novel Before Writing the First Draft The Authorpreneur Podcast - Writing & Self Publishing Tips

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So, you've created an outline for your novel. And, now you're ready to start writing. Diving into writing the first draft seems like the first logical step. However, I recommend you slow down and edit the outline for your novel. I learned this lesson the hard way after publishing my first-in-series novella.To this day, I regret not going back and editing the outline for that novel. There were minor things that were not wrapped up at the end, that I believed wrapped up rather subtly, but the reader needed more clarity around. If I had edited the outline before starting to write the first draft, I would have fixed these issues before they were issues. By the time you get to the revision stage, it's difficult to see all the errors, especially if you're a new writer, and you don't have an established team of beta readers or a critique partner who is a little more seasoned than you.So stay tuned for all of this and much more.Podcasts, Books, and Tools MentionedCheck Out the Show Notes (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap037/)TAP036, From Idea to Outline: How I Outline a Novel (Part 3) (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap036/)TAP035, From Idea to Outline: How I Outline a Novel (Part 2) (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap035/)TAP034, From Idea to Outline: How I Outline a Novel (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap034/) (Part 1)Interested in the mini-course on how to outline a novel (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/outline-a-novel/)?Am Writing Fiction Community by The Authorpreneur Podcast (Facebook Group) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorpod)Support the show by buying me a coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/authoradhay)Want the podcast straight to your inbox? (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/podcast/tap/)My ServicesTry The Formatting Wizard Book Formatting Services (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/formatting/beta/) for FREE **The Formatting Templates (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/templates/) offered by my services.Le Villain Book Covers (Affordable Premade Book Covers) (https://levillainbookcovers.com/) **My BooksMy Short Story, the Lawn (https://dl.bookfunnel.com/wi5nh80cx4)My Novella, Missing (https://books2read.com/b/mdzWyR) The Candidate (https://books2read.com/the-candidate)Become a Beta Reader and Start Reading Duplicity (https://authoradhay.com/beta-reader/)Entitled to Murder on my blog (https://ameliadhay.com/entitled-to-murder-001/)Entitled to Murder on Wattpad (https://www.wattpad.com/story/245779659-entitled-to-murder-a-murder-mystery-book-club)Connect with Me on Social MediaTwitter: @WriterADHay (https://twitter.com/writeradhay)Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorpreneurpodcast (http://www.facebook.com/authorpreneurpodcast)FB group: Am Writing Fiction Community by The Authorpreneur Podcast (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorpod)Instagram: @authorpreneurpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/authorpreneurpodcast/)YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/authorpreneurpodcast/videos (http://www.youtube.com/c/authorpreneurpodcast/videos)Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/authoradhay (https://www.goodreads.com/authoradhay)* This is an affiliate link where I receive a very small commission if you purchase this product.

So, you've created an outline for your novel. And, now you're ready to start writing. Diving into writing the first draft seems like the first logical step. However, I recommend you slow down and edit the outline for your novel. I learned this lesson the hard way after publishing my first-in-series novella.To this day, I regret not going back and editing the outline for that novel. There were minor things that were not wrapped up at the end, that I believed wrapped up rather subtly, but the reader needed more clarity around. If I had edited the outline before starting to write the first draft, I would have fixed these issues before they were issues. By the time you get to the revision stage, it's difficult to see all the errors, especially if you're a new writer, and you don't have an established team of beta readers or a critique partner who is a little more seasoned than you.So stay tuned for all of this and much more.Podcasts, Books, and Tools MentionedCheck Out the Show Notes (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap037/)TAP036, From Idea to Outline: How I Outline a Novel (Part 3) (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap036/)TAP035, From Idea to Outline: How I Outline a Novel (Part 2) (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap035/)TAP034, From Idea to Outline: How I Outline a Novel (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap034/) (Part 1)Interested in the mini-course on how to outline a novel (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/outline-a-novel/)?Am Writing Fiction Community by The Authorpreneur Podcast (Facebook Group) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorpod)Support the show by buying me a coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/authoradhay)Want the podcast straight to your inbox? (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/podcast/tap/)My ServicesTry The Formatting Wizard Book Formatting Services (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/formatting/beta/) for FREE **The Formatting Templates (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/templates/) offered by my services.Le Villain Book Covers (Affordable Premade Book Covers) (https://levillainbookcovers.com/) **My BooksMy Short Story, the Lawn (https://dl.bookfunnel.com/wi5nh80cx4)My Novella, Missing (https://books2read.com/b/mdzWyR) The Candidate (https://books2read.com/the-candidate)Become a Beta Reader and Start Reading Duplicity (https://authoradhay.com/beta-reader/)Entitled to Murder on my blog (https://ameliadhay.com/entitled-to-murder-001/)Entitled to Murder on Wattpad (https://www.wattpad.com/story/245779659-entitled-to-murder-a-murder-mystery-book-club)Connect with Me on Social MediaTwitter: @WriterADHay (https://twitter.com/writeradhay)Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorpreneurpodcast (http://www.facebook.com/authorpreneurpodcast)FB group: Am Writing Fiction Community by The Authorpreneur Podcast (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorpod)Instagram: @authorpreneurpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/authorpreneurpodcast/)YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/authorpreneurpodcast/videos (http://www.youtube.com/c/authorpreneurpodcast/videos)Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/authoradhay (https://www.goodreads.com/authoradhay)* This is an affiliate link where I receive a very small commission if you purchase this product.

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