When I start writing a new novel, I know two things: The beginning and the end of the story. Then I build a classic three-part story structure, outlining each chapter in an elementary fashion. And it works, guiding me through to completion.
To me, this process is key. Along with creating character sketches and using TKs so as to not stop writing to research, and of course writing longhand, and typing up the day’s work to review and plan for the next writing day, these tools allowed me to finally write that first novel, How Good It Can Be, whose outline I’ve included here, in hopes that it will help others.—Michelle Z.
YA Novel Outline: How Good It Can Be 7th Draft
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