Flexible Outlines For Writers Who Hate Planning

Flexible Outlines For Writers Who Hate Planning

Learn how to craft an outline or plot template that supports your imagination rather than boxing it in.

Writing a book can feel like a pretty large and overwhelming task. Yet when you think about planning out the details in advance, well, it doesn’t sound all that fun – and you just don’t do it.

Won’t having an outline or plot template cramp your creative style? You don’t want to box yourself in, or disconnect from the muses.

Plus, isn’t planning just…boring? Don’t all creative types hate it?!

It doesn’t have to be that way!

If the months – and even years – continue to stream by and you still haven’t started writing your book, it’s time to try something different.

Think of your plan – whether you’re writing a self-help book, a novel, or your memoir – as a flexible container in which your book can grow safely, with the structure you need to start – and finish – your manuscript.

I’m Nikki Starcat Shields, the published author of four non-fiction books. I’m a book midwife who helps people get their heart-centered books written. I’m also in the middle of writing a contemporary fantasy series, so I have experience with a variety of genres.

AND I’m an accomplished planner, adept at capturing ideas and using them to focus in and write that book draft.

In this free 90-minute online workshop, Flexible Outlines for Writers Who Hate Planning, which you can access with your computer or phone from the comfort of your own home, I’ll guide you through the process of planning the skeletal structure of your book so you can actually write it.

Plus, we’ll have fun in the process – I promise!

You’ll receive:

  • Time to brainstorm about your book, in community with myself and other writers;
  • A guided tour of a flexible plan that will work with and for you;
  • Information on how to change your plan as your book project evolves (so you’re not stuck with a plan that scares your muses away);
  • And a planning template that you can take with you and use again and again for other book projects.

Use this workshop to get ready for National Novel Writing Month, capture your wild and ephemeral thoughts about the book you’ve been dreaming of writing, or get started on that longtime book idea before the end of another year goes by.

Don’t hate planning – use it to your advantage! I’ll show you how.

Join me on Sunday, October 28 at 3pm EDT for the Flexible Outlines for Writers Who Hate Planning workshop. If you can’t make it live, sign up anyway and I’ll happily send you the recording.

It’s time to get prepared to finally write YOUR book!