OUTSTANDING OUTLINE

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Write Faster – Increase Creativity – Crush Doubt

 

Write Faster

Increase Creativity

Crush Doubt 

In This Course You’ll Learn the Secrets to Outline Your Next Novel.

With Clark Chamberlain as Your Guide

Unlock Your Ability To

With Clark Chamberlain

as Your Guide

Unlock Your Ability To

Write Faster

A good outline will help improve your writing sessions, but an Outstanding Outline will spark your creative passion and assist you in completing your first draft in record time.

Increase Creativity

With an Outstanding Outline you will target the right audience 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 when you finish an Outstanding Outline you can turn that voice off and trust your storytelling instincts.

Why do so many professional authors use outlines?

Ernest Hemingway said it best: “Prose is architecture.”

Whether you want to build your dream house or write your dream novel you need to have a solid plan.

With outlining you become a story architect—designing your manuscript from the ground up.

Unless your name is Stephen King or J. K. Rowling, you must publish often to keep top of mind.

Many professional authors release three or more books each year.

Outlining makes hitting deadlines on your publishing calendar easy.

Maximizing each writing session isn’t just a nice idea for a professional author, it’s a must.

If you’re stuck on a scene, don’t stare at the blank page instead keep the creativity flowing with your outline and jump to another scene that inspires you.

Maximizing each writing session isn’t just a nice idea for a professional author, it’s a must.

If you’re stuck on a scene, don’t stare at the blank page instead keep the creativity flowing with your outline and jump to another scene that inspires you.

When do you want your editor to find that major plot hole, before or after you finished writing your 130k word draft?

Using your outline to identify story issues before writing the first word saves money and your priceless time.

Write an Outstanding Outline in 4 Easy Steps

Write an
Outstanding Outline
in 4 Easy Steps

1) Enroll

Whether you’ve never written an outline, tried a few times, or just want to streamline your outline process joining the course is your first step to consistent outlining.

2) Watch

In eight self-paced classes Clark Chamberlain will breakdown occidental storytelling into the core blocks you need to build up your Outstanding Outline.

4) Create

At the end of class 8 you’ll have all the tools and materials you need to assemble an Outstanding Outline and start writing faster with more creativity while crushing your inner doubt.

3) Answer

In each class Clark will ask questions about your story ideas. Answering these with the easy to follow worksheets will help you develop laser focus by eliminating the fluff.

4) Create

At the end of class 8 you’ll have all the tools and materials you need to assemble an Outstanding Outline and start writing faster with more creativity while crushing your inner doubt.

What Authors Say 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

Outstanding Outline Includes:

Eight In-Depth Classes

This isn’t just another creative writing course. Clark Chamberlain knows you’ve heard all the writing advice before, so he dives deep and guides you to understand why story works and how you can apply it to creating an Outstanding Outline.

Course Worksheets

In each class you’ll download the accompanying worksheet(s) that ask you a series of questions about your story. At first, these questions might not seemed connected to writing an outline, but like the Karate Kid and “Wax on…wax off” you’ll see they are preparing you for something more and soon the worksheets will help you develop laser focus by eliminating the fluff.

Open Office Hours

The goal of this course is after you’ve completed all eight classes and the accompanying worksheets you’ll be able to assemble an Outstanding Outline then use that outline to write your manuscript. After teaching thousands of creative writing students Clark knows it doesn’t always work that way. You may have questions or need additional mentoring. To make sure you succeed, he has established open office hours where you and other students can “drop in” and work through your course questions.

 

Working with Clark was an amazing experience… I knew where I needed to end up, but I wasn’t confident in the path I’d chosen to move from beginning to middle to end. Clark’s insights to the written outline were easy to read… Clark was knowledgeable and a great listener. 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

Who is Clark Chamberlain and why should I care?

If you’ve never worked with, taken a class from, or heard Clark speak then you might not know about his passion for story. 

There are a lot of editors who turn and burn author’s work as fast as possible, but Clark is committed to your story.

 

Hello, I’m Clark Chamberlain. As an author, editor, and expert on story I’ve been fortunate to teach thousands of students the power of creative writing and privileged to work on over 150 books with authors of all levels (from ones just starting to New York Times bestsellers).

I served in the army for ten years and sustained two traumatic brain injuries (TBI), neither was fun, but the second TBI drove me to the edge where I almost lost everything, including my love for all things story.

The experience taught me the power of assembling a supportive team. Not just the “you can do it” positivity, but a coach who shows what you aren’t doing, creates a workable plan, and pushes you to finish strong

Read more about my journey back…

In the fall of 2015 I received my second TBI. I knew my mind and body had changed, including memory loss, migraines, difficulty reading, and anger outbursts, but I felt I was strong enough to work around it, but in a short two-year span I lost almost everything and found myself homeless and hopeless.

In November 2018, thanks to a writer and fellow veteran, the Dallas Center for Brain Health reached out and helped me start my healing path. In the spring of 2019 the VA TBI clinic in Salt Lake City put me through a day of hell, but at the end of being tested by seven specialists they worked out an aggressive treatment plan.

During the following six months I worked with speech therapists and physical therapists, had special prism lens crafted for my glasses, and even took part in a sleep study. All of this gave me the tools I needed to work around my disabilities.

I have a new lease on life thanks to my team’s direction and encouragement to keep pushing forward no matter what.

Tell Me More About How Outstanding Outline Works

1) Enroll

You’ve probably heard the saying, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. It means you can divide a goal into manageable parts.

Your writing is no different, and by enrolling in Outstanding Outline today you’re taking the first steps needed to transform your writing life.

Enrolling is easy, just add the course to your cart, fill in your best contact information, and complete your purchase.

Within minutes you’ll receive an email with your login details and a welcome video on how to get started with the course.

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

2) Watch

Once you’ve logged into the course, you can get started on each of the eight self-paced classes. Whether you prefer learning with video or audio, I’ve made both formats available and easy to access.

Class 1) Understanding Your Story
Class 2) Keep it Simple with the 3 Ps
Class 3) The Person (protagonist)
Class 4) The Place
Class 5) The Problem
Class 6) How Problems Solve the Goal
Class 7) The Ten Essential Scenes
Class 8) Finishing Touches

I don’t want you to feel rushed, so after finishing a class I’ll give you a few days of breathing room before having to start the next one.

Class Details:

Class 1) Understanding Your Story

I believe story is humanity’s native language and like all language it has different dialects. You’ll learn which dialect to use and how to identify your target reader to give them the story they crave.

 

Class 2) Keep it Simple with the 3 Ps

A great story contains complexity, but that doesn’t mean we need to be complicated when creating an outline. In this class you’ll master the 3 Ps (a Person in a Place has a Problem) and be able to apply this simple technique to your story idea.

 

Class 3) The Person (protagonist)

What would your story be without a compelling character for the reader to follow? I’ll guide you in designing a Person your target audience will not only enjoy but will feel you wrote for them.

 

Class 4) The Place

A Place like Hogwarts or the Shire aren’t just nice backdrops, these types of Place become a kind of character—a character that informs and influences the story. This class will give you the tools needed to create a Place of power while showing you ways to use Place to add story elements like theme and tension.

 

Class 5) The Problem

If you’re like me you’d enjoy fewer problems in life, but your story isn’t life, so pile on those Problems! After you’ve finished this class, you’ll understand what it takes to be a pro Problem maker—adding both inner and outer Problems and increasing the severity of each Problem to keep your reader hooked.

 

Class 6) How Problems Solve the Goal

When you know where you want your story to finish, how do you create the steps required to achieve that goal? Through Problems! You’ve learned how to create Problems and now I’ll show you how to use those Problems to forge the scenes necessary to get your Person from Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After, To Be Continued, The End, or even Miserably Ever After.

 

Class 7) The Ten Essential Scenes

After editing hundreds of books, across all genres, I noticed a connection between stories that engaged and those that fell flat. The ones that worked included Ten Essential Scenes. Now, you’ll learn what these ten scenes are and how to incorporate them into your Outstanding Outline and more.

 

Class 8) Finishing Touches

It’s the little details that divide satisfactory from superb. In our final class you’ll combine all the knowledge you’ve learned and add in those little details needed to create an Outstanding Outline—an outline to meet your needs—an outline designed to help you write faster, increase creativity, and crush doubt.

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

3) Answer

I want to be a good mentor on your author’s journey and since I can’t be by your side every step of the way I’ve developed these worksheets to answer your story questions, generate new ideas, and help you develop laser focus by eliminating the fluff.

In each class you’ll download the accompanying worksheet(s). These easy to follow worksheets will ask you a series of questions about your story. At first, these questions might not seemed connected to writing an outline, but like the Karate Kid and “Wax on…wax off” you’ll see they are preparing you for something more.

“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

4) Create

I’ve edited all kinds of outlines. One author only wrote a single sentence per scene while another sent me an outline where each scene was over a page.

Which author had an Outstanding Outline? Both of them!

There isn’t a one size fits all approach to outlines, but don’t worry during this course I’ll guide you to find your method.

In fact, after you’ve finished the eight classes and have all your worksheets completed in I know you’ll be ready to create your first Outstanding Outline—an outline to meet your needs—an outline designed to help you write faster, increase creativity, and crush doubt.

“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

Imagine yourself writing faster, with increased creativity, and NO self-doubt.

How much easier is it to accomplish your writing goals?

How will your life improve because you accomplished this?

FAQ

If it’s Pay What I Want why can’t I pay zero dollars?

The current tools I’m using for hosting the course combined with the payment processor are the reason I can’t do zero dollars. In fact, if I go below $5.00 USD I’ll pay out of pocket for each purchase.

Five bucks is my zero point.

However, I understand what it’s like to not have even five bucks…if that is your true situation send me an email and let’s talk. I’ll get you into the course for free and help you make a plan of attack to improve your finances.

Clark@RIPub.com put 5 bucks in the subject line.

What does value mean? For example: Manuscript Evaluation says $2000 Value

All the values are based on what the regular price of the service is. Manuscript Evaluation is .02 cents per word (.02 x 100k words = $2000). 

I already own one or more of the bonuses, can I give them away?

Absolutely! These bonuses are yours to do what you’d like. Feel free to join the course and give any of the bonuses away.

Just email me with your receipt and contact information of the person and I’ll send it.

You can also gift the entire course too!

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

Yes. You can buy Outstanding Outline and take the course at your pace. Any bonus you recieve can also be booked when you’re ready. 

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.

Is there a money back guarantee?

You have 30 days after the first day of original purchase to get a full refund. 

Any bonus will be forfeited after your return.

Does the Manuscript Evaluation include grammar editing?

It doesn’t. Grammar edits should be the final concern of the author. My Manuscript Evaluation will include volumes of notes on what is working why it works and what is not working and why it isn’t. These notes may light a fire under you to rewrite entire chapters, add more, or cut some entirely. And those changes will give you a book to make money during a 90 day Amazon algorithm and for years and years to come—think legacy!

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: 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.