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If you can't boil down your novel into a logline (or "elevator pitch," which is how I learned it), then you may actually have a problem with your novel. You've provided the structure of your answer in your own question. An elevator pitch must have: the protagonist the goal of the protagonist the antagonist the stakes of failure So pick those out of your ...


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Outlines vary in how much text they cover; some people might write a multi-page outline for the same content for which another would write: Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy goes to mad-scientist school and builds a new girl. So the only way to know how your outlines map to word count is to take samples. Compare your previous outlines to word ...


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Seems like step 2 of the 3-step method of coming up with the title. First step: you compress the story into a half-page summary, that catches the essentials, piques interests, and so on. You condense events from the chapters into single sentences, cull unnecessary fluff, replace revelations with mysteries, spoilers with questions. That way you obtain the ...


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While loglines (or log lines) serve as "elevator pitch" once you have finished your screenplay or novel, some authors, like Blake Snyder in Save the Cat! recommend that you come up with your log line before you embark on the journey of writing, because like the premise it will serve as orientation whether you are still on track. A logline must be: one to ...


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I use Aeon Timeline to keep track of chronology (it integrates well with Scrivener, which I use for writing), and I do everythong else on paper. Maybe this is because I did my first writing projects before the advent of the personal computer and had to type my first essays for university on a typewriter. To me, paper outlining has one gigantic advantage: ...


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If your needs are basic: 1) low cost 2) collection of documents 3) links between them Then it sounds like simple HTML files could do the trick. But if you want more, you could consider storing documents in something like Google Docs. You can add links to other Google docs within a document and Google Docs keeps track of revisions made. It also has basic ...


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Apples own Numbers app is what you looking for, it's excel injected with desktop publishing steroids. Else there is omnioutliner one of the best there is for this exact requirement...



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