Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and lucid, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her student in storytelling exercises. She meets other writers for dinner. She goes swimming in the Ionian Sea with her seatmate from the place. The people she encounters speak volubly about themselves, their fantasies, anxieties, pet theories, regrets, and longings. And through these disclosures, a portrait of the narrator is drawn by contrast, a portrait of a woman learning to face great a great loss. Outline is the first book in a short and yet epic cycle - a masterful trilogy which will be remembered as one of the most significant achievements of our times.
Before beginning any journey, you need a plan. Writing a novel is no different.Through a simple ten day challenge, The Ten Day Outline guides you in creating an outline built to support every step of your writing journey. Along the way, it'll help you form the foundation you need to write a novel you're proud of.You'll learn to:¿Strengthen the ideas you have and discover new ones, even when inspiration seems far away.¿Expand your original idea into a fully fledged story.¿Develop a fleshed-out cast of characters, without overwhelming yourself with complex formulas and "best-practices."¿Apply structure to your story in a way that honors and refines your original idea.¿Bring it all together in a final Master Outline, designed to guide you through every stage of writing your novel.Each day of this outlining challenge comes with easy to follow prompts and intuitive goals, streamlining the outlining process. By the end, The Ten Day Outline will have taken the stress out of planning a novel, so you'll be ready to set out on your own epic, writing journey!
In the sleepy town of Athens, Georgia, a young man goes off to a college miseducation. But the relationship between him and his rock star boyfriend falters under celebrity's shape-shifting light, and real life fills in the outline of the boy's expectations.
Do you have a story idea inside you that you're dying to write, but you're not sure where to start? Are you already writing a novel, but the story has become too complicated and you don't know how to make progress? Maybe you already have your own novel outlining process, but you simply want to improve it? Or ... perhaps you don't have a story idea yet, but you just love the thought of writing a novel. Write a Novel Outline from Scratch! is an indispensable tool for storytellers of all levels and backgrounds. In this step-by-step guide, author Andrew Butcher shows you how to come up with a story idea and create a complete novel outline, including detailed character bios, location sheets, and loads of bonus tips that will transform your writing process into one that works! It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or experienced writer. It only matters that you want to outline an intricate story that will wow your readers. On top of that, learning to effectively outline and structure your novel means that when it comes to actually writing it, you'll write it faster, you'll write it better, it will need less revision, and--best of all--you'll get it published sooner! In this book, you'll learn how to: - Generate story ideas and expand them into a complete book outline from SCRATCH! - Weave plot lines together so intricately it will blow your readers' minds - Create vivid story locations that will transport your readers into your story world - Create fully developed characters your readers will love (or love to hate!) - Implement BONUS outlining tips that will forever change your writing process - Gain confidence in your writing by effectively outlining your story first The book includes links to loads of downloadable files to supplement your learning, and plenty of real-life examples from Andrew's first novel. There's even a FREE Scrivener template for Windows available for download, so if you're a Scrivener user, you can follow the exact template Andrew uses for outlining his stories. But don't worry, if you're not a Scrivener user, you will still benefit from reading this book! By the end of it all, you'll feel ready to write your book. So what are you waiting for? Dive in and start outlining your novel today!
This simple streamlined workbook provides a place to outline your novel and store all of your novel's ideas and notes. To assist in outlining your book, this workbook includes the following pages: Brainstoriming Story Development Questions Plot Summary Story Structute Major Events (Plot Points) General Plot Points Story Board Character Sheets Settings Chapter Summary Sheets Research Notes
Release on 2002-11-20 | by Bob McKay,Australian Joint Conference on Artificia
15th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canberra, Australia, December 2-6, 2002, Proceedings
Author: Bob McKay,Australian Joint Conference on Artificia
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AI 2002, held in Canberra, Australia in December 2002. The 62 revised full papers and 12 posters presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 117 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on natural language and information retrieval, knowledge representation and reasoning, deduction, learning theory, agents, intelligent systems. Bayesian reasoning and classification, evolutionary algorithms, neural networks, reinforcement learning, constraints and scheduling, neural network applications, satisfiability reasoning, machine learning applications, fuzzy reasoning, and case-based reasoning.
Three classic novels in one volume: Summer in Williamsburg (1934), Homage to Blenholt (1936), and Low Company (1937). Fuchs wrote, "I devoted myself simply to the tenement: the life in the hallways, the commotion at the dumbwaiters, the assortment of characters in the building, their strivings and preoccupations, their troubles." These novels are as alive today as the day they were first printed, as exuberant. There are few novelists in America today who possess Fuchs's talent, his energy, his sense of life.