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Ironclad Outline +

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Write Faster

Gain Readers

Crush Doubt

Stop Dreaming About Writing Success
Make It Your Reality

Write Faster

No more staring at a blank page. Ironclad Outline sparks your creative passion to get you writing in record time—expanding your backlist and securing your writing success.

Gain Readers

With Ironclad Outline you will target the right reader which will allow you to properly engineer your story for maximum engagement and built-in marketing.

Crush Doubt

No more second guessing! The inner editor is not your friend, and with an Ironclad Outline you can turn that voice off and trust your story is the best it can be.

How it works in 3 simple steps:

1) Send Your Outline

You’ll send Clark Chamberlain your outline and background materials (up to 20k words). He will review them point by point to help you make your story work before you even write the first page.

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2) Receive Your Notes

After reviewing the materials Clark will send you his detailed notes to make your outline Ironclad. When you’ve read through them, you’ll schedule your hour long one-on-one story coaching call with Clark.

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3) Author Coaching Call

This call will let you ask questions, work through story problems, brainstorm additional elements, and give you the right tools to make your story the best it can while targeting the reader you want.

But What If I Don’t Know How to Outline?

Don’t worry, Clark has you covered.

Every purchase includes access to the Ironclad Outline course.

Whether you’ve never written an outline, tried a few times, or just want to increase your skills the course will teach you Clark’s complete outlining process.

In each self-paced class Clark will break down occidental storytelling into the core blocks you need to build up your outline.

Using the easy to follow worksheets in each class you’ll develop laser story focus and eliminate the fluff.

Once you’ve finished the course you’ll have an outline ready to send to Clark.

What Authors Are Saying About Clark Chamberlain’s Work

Clark helped hone my story with incisive questions and suggestions for improvement. It was fantastic to have input at this early stage on a new series, especially as I am usually a discovery writer.”

J.F.Penn

NY Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author

I can’t say enough good things about Clark and his story engineering. A one-one-one consultation always works magic with my plots and gets me right where I need to be to start a new novel!” 

Lori Ryan

NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

Imagine sitting down to write feeling filled with creativity, being able to switch off your inner editor, and knowing you’re one more writing session closer to your next published book.

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you’ll get instant access to 6 in depth courses to level up your writing and more to come…

LEARN MORE The Bestselling Writing Course Just Got Better!

OVER 2000 students agree:

If you want to have advocates as readers instead of fair-weather fans, you need this course.

10 Hours of New Coursework. Additional Supplements and Worksheets.

Over Five more years of Real-World Publishing Lessons Learned.

LEARN MORE Characters are much more than the hero and villain of your story.
In this class you will learn what characters are, what different types and roles they can play, how to emotionally engage your ideal reader, how to create unforgettable characters, understanding and choosing the right archetypes for your genre, dynamic to static characters, and much more.
LEARN MORE In this course you’ll learn the secrets to outline your next novel. Unlock your ability to: Write Faster, Increase Creativity, and Crush Doubt. Teaching you the same method he uses in his Ironclad Outline service, Clark Chamberlain will breakdown occidental storytelling into the core skills you need to engineer your own Outstanding Outline. LEARN MORE Whether you are just starting work on your first novel or have penned several you’ll find exactly what you need to make your POV writing better than ever.
From popular to obscure POV choices, in the class you will learn which is best for you, your characters, and the audience you want to reach.
LEARN MORE In 15 lessons you will learn from the basics of writing dialogue to more advanced techniques.
From simple concepts to help readers stay immerged in your writing (plus may keep your next query letter out of the circular file), to the complexity of breaking a few rules you learned in English class, your characters will be speaking better than ever.
LEARN MORE A critical evaluation through all 17 immersive chapters in the seminal work of JK Rowling.

Learn to inspire readers…each chapter adds more mystery, magic, and mayhem.

This beloved book is an excellent starting point for anyone unsure what should go into a novel, no matter what genre they want to write.

(Now also a bestselling nonfiction guide with Clark Chamber and Scott King).

Your Ironclad Outline Includes

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Detailed Outline Review

A point-by-point review of your outline examining plot, characters, setting, pacing, genre tropes, theme, and dialogue. This isn’t a red pencil parade of what’s not working Clark will point out what’s working and how to execute changes that will exponentially improve your books chances of success based on your target goals and reader.

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1-Hour Story Coaching Call

You can use this hour long call to discuss questions about the notes, brainstorm ideas for individual scenes, better ways to connect your protagonist with the reader, focusing the subgenre, or any other story coaching you need. It’s your hour to use as you see fit.

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Ironclad Outline Course

Outlines are the professional author’s greatest ally. Being able to master the outline will be a lifelong tool in your creative kit. Through simple to follow classes, Clark will teach you how to create outstanding outlines in record time.

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Genre Market Report

Knowing what you want to write is good, but understanding what your target reader wants is even better. This report will breakdown the current genre conditions and outlook, and help you identify your ideal reader in your chosen genre.

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Insider Only Extras

When you buy today you’ll get great bonuses worth hundreds, but it’s not just about the extras today…Clark Chamberlain always over delivers and gives his clients the first opportunity to take advantage of what he develops.

“Moving on to the one-on-one sessions for a deep dive into (angels singing) my story was exhilarating. Clark’s feedback and brainstorming were invaluable in shaping my finished product.”

Judy K. Walker

Author of the Sydney Brennan Mysteries and Dead Hollow Trilogy

Working with Clark was an amazing experience…I can write my novel now with the confidence that I’m moving in the right direction, and that’s a fantastic feeling.

Brittany Fichter

Author of The Classical Kingdoms Collection Series

Write A Series Readers Crave

Module 1: Basics of a Series

Lesson: What is a Series

Lesson: Levels of your Story

Lesson: Why Write a Series?

Lesson: Know your Genre

 

Module 2: Creative Foundation

Lesson: Dynamic vs. static?

Lesson: Goals for your Series

Lesson: Plan for Fun

Lesson: Basic Series Blueprint with the 3 Ps

Lesson: Expanding your Series Blueprint

Lesson: Same but Different

Lesson: Is your Series Sustainable?

Module 3: Develop Your Series

Creating your Series
Lesson: 3 Questions for Each Book
Lesson: Let’s get Mathematical
Lesson: 11 Point Outline
Lesson: Full Outlines Fast with using the 4th P
Lesson: Planting Seeds

Module 4: Series Production

Lesson: Creating a Publishing Calendar
Lesson: Executing Your Plan
Lesson: Ghostwriters, Coauthors, and Franchising
Lesson: Beta Readers and Prelaunch Audience
Lesson: Editing and Proofreading

Module 5: Launch and Proliferate

Lesson: The Problem is Obscurity
Lesson: Where are your Readers?
Lesson: Surfing and your Series

The five modules above include all the information you need to create a great series

The following module is included in your course, but will remained locked until you complete the main lessons and make a request in writing. This isn’t some kind of head game to get you to finish. I don’t want to put these ideas into your mind if you aren’t ready. This is the next level, make you work 70 hours a week, build a story empire kind of ideas. The truth is more than 99.9% of authors are not ready for this kind of step.

Module X: FOR DOMINATORS ONLY | NOT AN EASY BUTTON

Lesson: Dynamic Worlds

Lesson: Secrets from the MCU

Lesson: Micro Expansion with Secondary Characters

Lesson: Main Series Leads

Lesson: Event Series Funnel

Lesson: Intro and Rotating Series

 

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An Ironclad Outline is the single easiest investment to make in your book and your future.

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Send Your Outline

I can’t tell you how many times an author has confessed how anxious they were after sending me their outline. They were so worried I would tear their ideas to pieces and trash their dreams.

I’m not here to judge your ability…I’m here to guide you on your journey.

I love working with authors at all stages of their journey and I love developmental editing.

Getting to work with an author and mentor them to new levels is an amazing feeling, but developmental editing is intensive in both time and money. So when an author first approached me with the request to edit their outline I jumped at the chance to offer an affordable developmental stage edit. It didn’t take long before I developed Ironclad Outlines.

The process is simple and only takes about seven days to get through the material. You can send up to 20k words worth of material for me to work through. This material should include the outline (in either a chapter by chapter or scene by scene structure), a brief synopsis of the story, and a list of characters including any details you feel are important about them.

The above is standard but I’ve found the following material will help me be your Yoda. Include what genre or subgenres you want the story to fit, is the book part of a series or larger shared universe, and what goals you have for the book and your author career.

This is your book and I want to help actualize the vision you have.

“I was super impressed with the work I received from Clark. I sent him 8K outline and he came back with a two page assessment that included what worked great as well as key Trope Gaps. This was so important to me since I’m writing in a new genre. In a follow-up call, we brainstormed those gaps and I landed in a much richer place. I highly recommend using Clark at the development stage of your manuscript, he knows his stuff.”

L.T. Kodzo

Author of Locker 572

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Receive Your Notes

What can you expect when you open your notes from me? Don’t worry it won’t be a howler! My notes are placed as comments in your outline so you can see directly what I’m discussing. At the end of your outline, I will also include a summary and if needed go into more detail on specific areas needing work.

Don’t worry, in over 100 Ironclad Outlines I’ve yet to see one where nothing works (that’s not a challenge). In fact, most outlines I’ve edited have a lot of things running smooth. I will highlight them in your outline so you can keep doing what works.

Your notes will also include specifics based on your genre and target reader. For example, some outlines have a chosen genre or target reader that just don’t fit while others might fit the chosen genre but with a few tweaks could dominate a different genre. If you don’t have either of those in mind I will suggest where your story could fit for maximum readership.

The bottom line is this: You’ll have all the information you need to make the best decisions about your book.

After you’ve got through my notes, the next step is getting on our call. When you send over your material, you’ll chose a date and time for our call, but if you need more time to process the notes or an emergency comes up don’t worry, I’m flexible. We can always reschedule our call.

With a simple outline critique, Clark was able to look straight into the foundations of my story and point out several crucial issues involving pacing, continuity, character development, and overall readability. On top of that, he gave me some really fantastic suggestions to overcome these issues and increase story tension at pivotal moments. I came away with a focused, actionable list of things I could do to take my storytelling to the next level. I’d recommend his services whether you’ve completed your manuscript or you’re still at the outlining stage and trying to make sure your story has legs. Clark knows stories, and (BONUS) he’s a super nice guy to work with!

Luke R. Mitchell

Author of The Harvesters Series

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Author Coaching Call

So, what is this call nonsense all about, anyway? The Author Coaching Call is the secret sauce setting Ironclad Outlines apart from any other critique service.

I always start each call the same, “We can talk about the notes or any specifics you’d like to address…this is your hour and I want it to provide the maximum benefit for you.” Why start like that? Because I don’t know what you’ll need help with. I’m committed to your success and want our call to deliver that. My commitment to my authors is also why I’m available for email follow-ups after our call.

During the first year I did Ironclad Outlines I’d get a few authors who would spend the hour defending their outline. I hated those calls, because like I said before I’m not here to judge plus it wasn’t helpful to the author. I examined how I wrote my notes in those early Ironclad Outlines and I adjusted how I was writing, not what I was writing. Thankfully, those calls are gone. The calls I have now always leave me energized with creativity

I love the calls!

I hope you love the call too, but my number one goal is for your Ironclad Outline to be the best investment

After trying multiple plotting systems with little success, I found Clark’s outlining approach meshed beautifully with my pantsing-discovery writing style. What a relief! By adding personal consultation to small group instruction, Clark elevated my learning experience from informative to invaluable. Clark not only ensured I could translate the course lessons into powerhouse outlines, he tweaked his approach to complement my writing style rather than fight against it. Simply Priceless!

M.Z. Lowe

Newbie writer of uplifting epic fantasies

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FAQ

I already own one or more of the bonus courses, can I give them to a friend?

Absolutely! These bonuses are yours to do what you’d like. Feel free to book an Ironclad Outline and give any of the bonuses away. Please just email me with your receipt and contact information of the author you’d like to gift it to.

You can also gift Ironclad Outline too!

I want to take advantage of the low price but I’m not ready to book, can I buy now and book later?

Absolutely

Is the payment system secure?

Yes! Payment is processed using PayPal or Stripe. Your card information never touches my servers—only the PCI-compliant servers of PayPal and Stripe.

Aren’t you dead or something?

To quote one of the greats, “Oh, he’s not dead. Well, not yet.”

But to be honest, during the last two years I’ve had moments I wished I were dead.

This has been the second hardest time in my life. After being injured during an army training exercise I slowly watched as my world collapsed. My injuries contributed to the loss of my position in the army, my editing business, my health, and most devastating of all my family.

That’s life…we all have moments of greatness and moments of devastation. It’s what we do in each of those times that define who we are.

I’m safe and more importantly I’m moving forward with purpose.