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Three Dirty Birds and Weiland's Character Sketches

Our Dirty Birds discussion of K.M. Weiland’s Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success continues with the second chapter on character sketches. Kate: I just…can’t…even. By the time I got through everything she does, I’d be so done with that story. Though I can see it being useful over a series. Zoe: I...

Three Dirty Birds and Connecting the Dots

The Three Dirty Birds are back with Chapter 4 of KM Weiland’s Outlining Your Novel: Mapping Your Way to Success. Today we’re talking about what Weiland calls ‘Connecting the Dots’. Kate: I think we need to stop reading outlining books. I’m developing a ‘permanently annoyed’ state of mind. I’m going to get wrinkles! Ana:...