Posted by: nancyisanders | February 6, 2015

Write a NF Book in Just 3 Weeks: Week 1

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves for today’s writing adventure?

Once again, we’re logging in another chunk of research.

Then go ahead and sit down and read over your mentor text again. I always love to start many of my writing sessions out by reading my mentor text (or a portion of it if it’s a longer book).

For the third and final task for today, let’s create an outline for our manuscript.

If we were working on a much more involved nonfiction book, this could be a more involved task. You’ll find a handy outline form to fill in on my site if you’re going this route.

However, if you’re using SNOW as your mentor text or a similar book from Kaeden, this means we’re basically brainstorming what we want to include in our Table of Contents.

So if we were creating an outline for a book on snow, using SNOW for example, here’s what our outline would look like (you can choose to include the pages or not at this point since our book is at such a basic level with one new topic per page):

Tree…4
Car…5
Fence…6
Sidewalk…7
Patio…8
Roof…9
Slide…10
Ground…11
Playhouse…12
Me…13
Everywhere…14

Okay…let’s put on our thinking caps and brainstorm exactly which topics we want to cover in our story.

Have fun!

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Responses

  1. I’m doing this, Nancy. I want to write more NF.

    • Good for you, Robyn! This is such a great exercise to get your feet wet. Plus we’ll walk this all the way through to submission again!


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