My Third Novel is Outlined!

What happens when I’m sick for three days? Well, I think I get a little loopy actually. Lookin at this video now, I realize I should never be allowed to film while I’m sick. Luckily, I have Molly to amp up the cute factor in the video while I sound terrible because I’m still working on getting my voice back. Anyways….I outlined my third novel!

I’ve been having terrible progress with my newest novel for two reasons: I’m busy and I’m lazy. I also had a lot of writer’s doubt, aka I thought of giving up being a writer completely. With outlining this novel I’ve learned once again why I love writing and why I’m going to keep pushing to get better.

My third novel has 31 chapters outlined (a 6-page outline!) and very soon I’ll be starting the actual writing process for it!

Here’s a video on how I used to outline:

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Plotting Novels with OneNote

I love OneNote! It’s great for taking notes in class but also for plotting novels! Who knew? Use it to organize your note on your characters, chapters, and setting. This is only the tip of the iceberg for OneNote, so be sure to explore it thoroughly!

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Mandi Lynn’s Writing Workshops

You guys asked what it is I do for my writing workshops, so here it! Basics of Writing a Novel Workshop! Where I walk through the steps of brainstorming, research, outlining, and writing a whole bunch of drafts! I try my best to walk through everything step-by-step while engaging with my audience. I hope you guys enjoy this video and if you want me to host a workshop in your area be sure to email me through my website and we can see if we can work something out!

Ya Ink- Writing Draft 1 for NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is all about getting draft one on paper, It doesn’t matter if it’s horribly written or not because the end goal is to just have a 50,000 words novel. Later on, when you are writing draft two and trying to perfect–or at least get someone close to perfect–you can worry about what exactly is written in your manuscript. Until then, write away! Draft one is awesome because no one but you will be the one to read it, so don’t worry if it isn’t your best work!

writing draft 1 for NaNoWriMo