To Outline or Not to Outline, by Trish Jackson

Hello fellow Soul Mateys. This is my first post on this blog and I am excited to be here.I recently participated in a writing class given by James Patterson.  I write romantic suspense, and he’s the master of suspense, so it was perfect for me.

I’ve always been a pantser. I get an idea, run it around my head until I have time to get to it, and then I sit down and write, and the story is all there some place in my head. I know a lot of you probably work the same way.

James Patterson dedicated two entire lessons to outlines, and he managed to convince me that an outline is absolutely imperative. So I went ahead and created an outline for my upcoming novel, Virgo’s Vice. This story was already written, and I already had a publishing contract on it with Soul Mate. It’s not supposed…

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About NevaBrown

Neva Brown, a retired secondary teacher/administrator, now enjoys the challenge of writing romance novels and doing editing for other romance writers. She has even ventured into the social media world of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as having a website; . Neva lived on West Texas ranches most of her life and uses that culture and environment in many of her stories. She and her husband now live at Rio Concho West in San Angelo, Texas. They are amazed at how well they have adjusted to ‘city’ living. Neva loves to hear from her readers. She can be reached at
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