Commissioned Outline

you bring the idea.

We bring the outline.

If you have an idea for a story, but lack the time or know-how to create your own outlines, we can help.

You give us as much information as you can about your project.

You tell us your strengths and weaknesses.

You tell us what level of outline you want us to provide.

We build a tailored outline to you using your story elements.


How It Works

Create your onenote

The first step is to create your OneNote and share it with frankie@realindieauthor.com, and then let us know what level of outline you’re expecting.

Then, add all the information about your world, characters, and story that you have.

Then, also, tell us about you as an author. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? What would pull you away from a book?

Step 1: Review

We then review what you’ve given us and develop our plan.

If this is a series, we come up with a series plan.

If this is a mystery, we build our mystery map.

If there is additional world or character information that’s needed, we add that.

Step 2: Outline

We will outline in batch of chapters for you to review.

You make whatever notes you want, ask questions, or change course at your convenience.

We review those notes, make changes and alterations, and then work on the next batch of chapters.

And then, when it’s done, you do one final read-thru and sign off!


Basic Outline Prices

Ultra Basic

  • Ultra concise roadmap of the novel/novella

  • Chapter breakouts

  • 1 sentence per chapter

Ultra-Basic Novella

$60
  • Book Length: Up to 40K
  • Up to 16 Chapters
  • Chapter by Chapter Breakout
  • 1 Sentence Per Chapter

Ultra-Basic Outline

$90
  • Book Length: 45k - 75K
  • Up to 30 Chapters
  • Chapter by Chapter Breakout
  • 1 Sentence Per Chapter

Basic

  • More detailed roadmap of the novel/novella

  • Chapter breakouts

  • 1-2 plot points, 1 character point, 1 setting point per chapter

Basic Novella Outline

$100
  • Book Length: Up to 40K
  • Up to 16 Chapters
  • Chapter by Chapter Breakout
  • Basic Plot Points
  • Basic Character Points
  • Basic Setting Points

Basic Outline

$150
  • Book Length: 45k - 75K
  • Up to 30 Chapters
  • Chapter by Chapter Breakout
  • Basic Plot Points
  • Basic Character Points
  • Basic Setting Points

Detailed Outlines

  • Engaging narrative talking and walking you through each chapter, scene, and beat

  • Plot points and character points as needed

  • World building and character building as needed

Detailed Short Story Outline

$120
  • Book Length: 20K to 30K
  • Up to 12 Chapters
  • Chapter by Chapter Breakout
  • Detailed Plot Points
  • Detailed Character Points
  • Detailed Setting Points

Detailed Novella Outline

$160
  • Book Length: 31K to 40K
  • Up to 16 Chapters
  • Chapter by Chapter Breakout
  • Detailed Plot Points
  • Detailed Character Points
  • Detailed Setting Points

Detailed Outline

$250
  • Book Length: 45k - 75k
  • Up to 30 Chapters
  • Chapter by Chapter Breakout
  • Detailed Plot Points
  • Detailed Character Points
  • Detailed Setting Points
Most popular

Detailed Fan/Sci Outline

$300
  • Book Length: 80k - 125K
  • Up to 50 Chapters
  • Chapter by Chapter Breakout
  • Detailed Plot Points
  • Detailed Character Points
  • Detailed Setting Points

Ultra-Detailed Outlines

  • Everything that comes with the detailed outline

  • We focus on ensuring you have enough scenes and elements plotted and mapped out to meet your word count goals

Ultra-Detailed Short Story

$170
  • Book Length: 20K to 30K
  • Up to 12 Chapters
  • Chapter by Chapter Breakout
  • Complete story
  • "Ghost-written" concept
  • Most of the issues worked out

Ultra-Detailed Novella

$210
  • Book Length: 31K to 40K
  • Up to 16 Chapters
  • Chapter by Chapter Breakout
  • Complete story
  • "Ghost-written" concept
  • Most of the issues worked out

Ultra-Detailed Novel

$300
  • Book Length: 45k - 75k
  • Up to 30 Chapters
  • Chapter by Chapter Breakout
  • Complete story
  • "Ghost-written" concept
  • Most of the issues worked out
Most popular

Ultra-Detailed Fan/Sci

$350
  • Book Length: 80k - 125K
  • Up to 50 Chapters
  • Chapter by Chapter Breakout
  • Complete story
  • "Ghost-written" concept
  • Most of the issues worked out

Testimonials

Frankie is amazing. I love how she takes simple ideas and stretches them into awesomeness. Her world/character building is creative and Frankie is knowledgeable about varies mythologies. I believe she takes things one step further to help you understand things further and she makes you feel as if she cares about your story/outline/characters as well. Additionally, she provides tips and advice to help strengthen the story. Frankie is the real deal!
— Shelique Lize
I was simply blown away with the detail and thought that went into my outlines. And when something didn’t feel right to me, both Frankie and Elly were more than ready to take my suggestions and make a good outline even better. I’ve worked with a few outliners that ran out of steam, or never actually got to the point of starting, despite typing words on a page, but that is not the case here. I have never received a finished product that I was unhappy with.
— Jennifer Eaton