How to Outline Your Nonfiction Book Even When You Hate Outlining

6. How to Outline Your Nonfiction Book — Even When You Hate Outlining

Not a huge fan of outlining? You’re not alone.

Most new authors avoid this crucial step because it seems intimidating or just plain no fun. But outlining makes it easier to write and, in the end, helps you write a better book.

It doesn’t matter if you’re writing your life story, teaching a process you know like you know your own name, or explaining a subject you’ve mastered. You still need to outline your book. (Not sure why? Check out episode 5.)

Luckily, it doesn’t have to be difficult.

In this episode of Nothing but the Words, I’m breaking down exactly how to outline your book.

Listen to discover:

  • 3 things to keep in mind as you outline
  • Exactly what to include in your outline
  • Sample outlines for memoirs, how-to books, and subject-matter explanation books
  • And 5 tools you can use to make outlining even easier (You only need one.)

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Mentioned on the Show:

Scrivener – Writing software that makes with unique outlining features

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