Writing chapter by chapter outline assists the publisher to understand and get the story of the whole book even if they have not read the entire book. This is done if you are writing a novel which is usually long and requires a lot of pages before you can finished your entire novel. Writing a chapter by chapter outline will also help to organize your thoughts and make your story as clear and as chronological as possible.
In college your teacher may have asked you to make a chapter by chapter outline of a certain book to fully dissect the essence of the book and what the story is all about. Doing it requires patience as well as determination to read and finish the whole book. If you are not familiar on how to write a chapter by chapter outline here are the things you need to do.
First of all, carefully read the whole book. If you want to outline a certain book it is important that you read first the whole book so you can fully understand the story and what the story is all about. Reading the whole book is important so you can easily do the chapter by chapter outlining process.
Analyze each chapter one at a time. After reading the entire book, read each chapter one at a time and choose the highlight of each chapter or the main subject of the chapter which is usually on the first paragraph written on the chapter.
Write a chapter by chapter outline. After reading a chapter and identifying your main subject read again the chapter and jot down important points as you go on reading. Write your chapter subheading and put all the important points as well as the lead characters in the book. Begin your outline by making a very short summary of what is the book is all about and follow the title of first chapter.
Jot down the important points about the first chapter in two sentences only and follow the chronological order as stated in the book. Make sure to write your synopsis as clear and as short as possible so readers can easily understand the book even though they have not read the entire book.
Write your chapter titles in large and bold text so reader can easily read the chapter title. If possible use the outline pattern used in school such as roman numerals for chapter's title and capital letters for subheading or main point after each chapter. Making use of this outline will help you to finish your chapter by chapter easily.
Writing anything is a skill and requires practice to develop. Writing a chapter by chapter outline is no different. It requires understanding the whole book so you can make a short summary of what the book is all about.
It may take a lot of your time to finish and summarize the entire book in a chapter by chapter outline but with hard work and determination you can make an outline that is clear, concise and error free.