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Q: Novel outline ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Novel outline
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: frosty1-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 26 Aug 2005 07:46 PDT
Expires: 25 Sep 2005 07:46 PDT
Question ID: 560786
I need to find an example (or a full length copy) of an outline
written for a novel by a professional writer.
Subject: Re: Novel outline
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 26 Aug 2005 09:00 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Hello frosty1,

The website of science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer provides full
outlines written for five of his novels (as well as for two novels he
sought to write).

"Outlines and Synopses"

Mr. Sawyer is a professional writer -- a prolific and apparently
successful author, as a search for his name on Google indicates.  See,
for example:

"Robert J Sawyer"

- justaskscott

Search strategy --

Searched on Google for:

outline novel
"robert j sawyer"

Request for Answer Clarification by frosty1-ga on 26 Aug 2005 12:09 PDT
This is a good start, but these are more proposals than outlines. To
be more specific, I need to see a lengthy example (3 to 5 pages) or a
full length, chapter by chapter outline, written by a professional
writer. The genre is not important.

I realize I could have been more specific the first time. I am willing
to tip generously for something more expansive. Thanks.

Clarification of Answer by justaskscott-ga on 26 Aug 2005 12:24 PDT
OK, I'll see what I can find.

Clarification of Answer by justaskscott-ga on 27 Aug 2005 00:16 PDT
I'm not finding chapter-by-chapter outlines.  I have found this lengthy outline:

"Hunting for an Agent (with Sample Synopsis)," by John E. Stith
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Another page has two "short" synopses:

Internet Archive cache of "Conquering the Dreaded Synopsis: Lecture
Four - Short Synopsis Examples," by Lisa Gardner
Rose City Romance Writers

I hope that this information is helpful.
frosty1-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $6.00
Thanks for the try. I realize it's hard to find full outlines.

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