Once I’ve developed an idea into a few key scenes, plot points, and characters, I then make a framework upon which I’ll build the manuscript. It is also during this stage where I’ll further develop characters and conduct research. (Actually, I do research throughout the entire writing process, as needed.) My outlines look a little like a schematic drawing or a flow chart connecting characters and plot points from the beginning of a story to its end. And then I’ll write a few paragraphs about the key characters – their history, some descriptive details, etc.

I’ll soon be outlining my fourth book, Once Upon A Road, a collection of three novellas about a trio of dysfunctional siblings making their way in the world.

After I’ve outlined to my satisfaction, I begin writing a first…Draft⇒

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