Are you a "pantser" or a "plotter"? Do you love outlining, or does it leave you running for the hills?
Some writers love to outline their entire book, because they believe they have to map out every twist and turn in order to write a coherent whole. Other writers hate outlining, because they believe it robs them of their creativity and they would rather write their way to an understanding of their story.
Jennie Nash has designed an outlining method that writers from both camps can love. It’s called the Inside Outline. It’s a simple and easy-to-use tool with a very clear goal: In a short space, tie the external, plot-based events of your story to the internal, emotion-based truths that inform it.
The course will teach you the Inside Outline and One-Page Book Summary, a succinct snapshot of your entire story that allows you to see the whole thing in one glance. You'll learn how to weave the internal and external narratives of your story together so that your readers are hooked from start to finish. These clear, concise roadmaps you'll create will help you get to "the end" faster, with a book that is solid from cover to cover. This class is applicable to those writing fiction and memoir.
Jennie Nash is the founder and CEO of Author Accelerator, a company on a mission to lead the emerging book coaching industry. Author Accelerator has trained more than 90 book coaches in both fiction and nonfiction through their book Coach Certification Program. Jennie’s own book coaching clients have landed top New York agents and six-figure book deals with traditional publishing houses such as Penguin, Scribner, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette, and won dozens of national indie book awards. Client KJ Dell’Antonia’s book, The Chicken Sisters became an instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick in 2020. In 2021, client Jenn Lim’s book, Beyond Happiness, became a Wall Street Journal bestseller. Jennie is the author of 10 books in 3 genres. The most recent is Blueprint for a Book: Build Your Novel from the Inside Out. Visit her at jennienash.com, bookcoaches.com, and authoraccelerator.com
"Discovering the Inside Outline has dramatically improved my understanding of how a novel works. After finishing my first draft, I had a hard time wrapping my head around what I had just written. Keeping it all in my head was impossible. Then I came across Jennie Nash explaining the Inside Outline, and everything changed. I have been working on my outline for several months, and can now hold my story in my head. Though I had been exposed to much of the knowledge in this course through Jennie's generous sharing of these techniques in webinars/videos/podcasts, I appreciate stepping through the course, and having in-depth case studies to refer to. Thank you!"
—Mabel Ferragut Smith, writer