Saturday, January 7, 2012

CPR for Writers 1 - basic outlinery

CPR for Writers is my "help book" for writers. It's a lot of fun. As a service, I'll be posting tips from the trove here.

Steps for a standard outline

  • Choose your subject. 
  • Define your purpose and intended audience. 
  • Brainstorm!
  • State your ideas in complete sentences.
  • Develop each idea with supporting material.
  • Arrange your ideas in a logical, understandable way.
  • Check whether each idea actually supports your subject and purpose.
  • Look for connections between ideas.
  • Proofread. (There's always one more typo!)

You are also welcome to ask questions ("mini-consultations") about writing concerns. Contact me at Kathy Writes, 541-432-3600.