A while back (okay, a long while back), I wrote about the value of outlining your novel. It’s a great way to get the plot and structure of your book going, and it helps you solve for the big narrative early on. If you’re writing in Scrivener, however, it can be much more than that: an outline in Scrivener is really a living foundation to build your novel on.
To show you how it’s done, I’m going to walk you through the outlining of my amazing romance concept: Pants on Fire. Pants on Fire explores the whirlwind of lies and lust that explodes when Jane falls in love with a dishonest politician. Think Dirty Dancing meets Mitch McConnell. (And now try to un-think it. That’s right. You can’t.)