Plotting and Outlining
Let Frankie help you plot your book!
Either you or I will create a OneNote. It then gets broken into sections:
- Editor Notes
And then you fill in the information that you have. I want all of it.
I then go through, review all of your notes, and reorganize if needed.
It helps to know:
- What makes you tick?
- What scenes work better for you?
- What scene types do you need more detail on?
- How much detail do you need?
- What will keep you inspired to keep writing?
And then I take a stab at your outline.
Review the work
We can do this a few ways: phone call, Google Doc conference write-in, or in OneNote at our own times.
You review the outline to see what works and what doesn't work. Just make your notes.
And then I clean it up!
World building is one of the things I excel in and enjoy a great deal. If you need to world build, we should do this separately as this might affect your outlining idea.
We can world build something like UF world, or something as complex as a sci-fi/fantasy world or system.
Character building is also something we can do, if you need the help there. Sometimes, all you really need is someone to talk it out with.
My character building techniques often bring in secondary characters for a full, well-rounded universe, so be prepared to fall in love with characters who aren't even on camera.
If you book a series of outlines (more than one outline in your series), we will build you series bible together for free. I will take all of your information and combine it into a shared OneNote document that is live, meaning we can both work in it at the same time, and you can watch me work as we talk on the phone.
If you've written a book series and find you need a series bible, I read your book and pull out the important information, organizing it for you. This is great as a supplemenatal book, or to build a Wiki page.
However, I will say that this is the one service many authors need, but really don't want to pay for. It's a lot of work and is really unappreciated. As an author, it's hard to reconcile the money spent to the product because there is zero return on a series bible.
Short story Outline: $80 (1.5 hour)
Novel-length Outline: $100 (2-3 hours)
World Building: $60 (1 hour)
Character Building: $60 (1 hour)
Complete Short-story Outline $160 (3-4 hours) No phone call, includes world and character building
Complete Novel-length Outline $200 (4-6 hours) No phone call, includes world and character building
Series Bibles $0.006/word
I typically work Tues - Thursday on outlines. However, I understand that we all have strange hours, so I do try to work with you. I have clients from all over the world.
Email me: Frankie@RealIndieAuthor.com
Text me: 720-530-0593