Writing

Outline Before You Write

Mention the word outline in a room full of writers, and you’re sure to ignite a firestorm of passionate debate. Writers either love to use this tool to improve their writing or they hate it. While it may not suit every writer, a well thought-out outline can be a valuable asset, and serve as a road map to which a lost writer can refer to get back on the path to success.

Keith Ogorek, senior vice president of marketing for Author Solutions – which operates Archway Publishing for Simon & Schuster, shared three options for creating an outline on his Indie Book Writers blog. In the post, Ogorek reviews three popular options: the classic outline, the summary outline and storyboarding.

 

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Archway Publishing Authors Attend BEA; Keith Ogorek Offers 4 Takeaways

Archway Publishing authors and invited guests at the BEA reception.

Archway Publishing authors and invited guests at the BEA reception.

For the second consecutive year, Archway Publishing hosted 25 invited authors at a special reception in its booth last weekend at BookExpo America in New York City. The authors and their guests had the opportunity to meet and network with members of the Simon & Schuster and Archway teams, as well as with each other.

Keith Ogorek, senior vice president of marketing for Author Solutions – which operates Archway Publishing for Simon & Schuster, said authors were surprised by the scope of BEA and were pleased to learn a lot about the publishing industry. Ogorek shared “Four takeaways from BEA that authors should know about” on his IndieBookWriters blog.

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