8 Ways to Outline a Novel

Column by Robbie Blair October 28, 2014
I go into several methods for outlining longer pieces, including free-write summary, skeletal summaries, "snowflake" summaries, visual outlines, and more.

False Starts, Dead Ends and Bad Beginnings: A Guide to Successful Storytelling Patterns

Column by Jon Gingerich March 15, 2012
Why failing to establish clear narrative patterns or ignoring a story’s natural capacity to surprise can render an otherwise compelling work into an instant dud.