Using an Outline as a Roadmap to Keep a Story on Track

Having an idea is easy, but expanding that idea into a cohesive story takes a lot of time and work. Writers have many tools available to them when going through the creation process, and one of those tools is an outline. Whether a plotter or pantser , all fiction authors walk into a story with some kind of idea or plan. They have some insight into the story they want to tell or explore, including central characters, setting, or conflict. Neil V. Young, author and technical writer, explains why...
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