Now you can have K.M. Weiland’s Outlining Your Novel Workbook in Computer Software!


The Outlining Your Novel Workbook is a powerful brainstorming tool for writers designed to help you discover the brilliant possibilities in your ideas, so you can create a solid story that will both entertain and move your readers. 

Writing a novel is a complex process that often leaves writers uncertain about where to begin or what questions to ask. By applying an outlining approach to your writing (at any stage in the process), you can gain a big-picture view of your plot, character, and theme. You’ll be able to identify potential plot holes before they ever get started, dig past obvious ideas to those that are truly unique and interesting, and create a plot that taps into the power of a solid Three-Act Structure.


The Outlining Your Novel Workbook (based on internationally-published and award-winning author K.M. Weiland’s acclaimed book by the same name) provides an intuitive and easy-to-use fill-in-the-blanks format that will guide you through every step of the process. Creating your own outline is as simple as starting on the first screen, using its prompts and lessons to work through your story in the most intuitive way, and clicking through the tabs at the top of the screen to access important sections such as Premise, Characters, and Settings.


Create your scene outline by identifying questions and plot holes still to be addressed, map your character’s arc and theme, and play with fun features that allow you to “cast” your characters and create story-specific playlists (which you can listen to without ever leaving the program). When you’re finished, you can print your finished outline or export it to popular writing programs such as Scrivener to help write your first draft.


The Outlining Your Novel Workbook program makes outlining a fun and empowering process that will help you write your best story.



• Outline – Create a story with a solid Three-Act plot structure and perfect scene structure.

• Premise – Easy fill-in-the-blanks give you a perfect elevator pitch every time.

• General Sketches – Brainstorm the big picture of your scene list, character arcs, and theme.

• Character – Get to know your characters with an extensive character interview, featuring 100+ questions.

• Settings – Keep track of your settings, explore your best options, and answer helpful world-building questions.

• Fun Extras – Import your mind maps and world maps, keep track of your story’s timeline, cast your characters, and create story-specific musical playlists.

• Print and Export – Print your outline (in part or total) or export your scene list for use in popular writing programs.
For further information see K. M. Weiland’s website at:
 “Big News! Introducing the Outlining Your Novel Workbook Computer Program The various approaches authors bring to outlining their novels are vast. But the one thing we all have in common is the desire for an effective, streamlined process that helps us create a solid foundation for our stories—as painlessly as possible.
I have long been a proponent of outlining, through my many resources both here on the site and via my books Outlining Your Novel and the Outlining Your Novel Workbook. Hundreds of authors have written to tell me they’ve found the workbook an invaluable tool, both as a guided process in helping them brainstorm all the most important parts of their stories, and in giving them a place to actually write out and organize their notes.
But what happens when you need to transcribe your notes to the computer—or you begin a new book and need to start the workbook process all over again? What if you had a computer program for that—one that would let you do all the exercises and answer all the questions (and more) from the paperback workbook—and then transport your scene list to Word or Scrivener—and then let you start all over for your next book?
Whelp (you know what’s coming, right?), I am geek-squeaking all over the place with the announcement that the Outlining Your Novel Workbook software (available for PC, Mac, and international readers) is finally here!”


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