The Inside Outline with book coach Lidija Hilje
Most plotting tools focus on the plot. And then there are character development tools that just focus on the character arc, ignoring the plot. Many of these tools involve complicated spreadsheets!
But we’re here to show you the Inside Outline. It’s a single tool that combines marries your plot with your character arc to help you make the one single point that your novel is arguing for.
Join book coach Lidija Hilje, a book coach certified in teaching Jennie Nash’s Inside Outline.
In addition to being a book coach, Lidija is also a contemporary/women’s fiction writer, a passionate reader, an attorney at law gone rogue, a psychology enthusiast, an extroverted introvert (or is it the other way around?), and the human condition explorer.
She’s been dealing with stories—one way or the other—for as long as she can remember. In her time spent practicing law, she read each of her cases as if it were a story. Each of them had a specific story problem, a main thread as well as several subplots, main and supporting characters… sound familiar?
Trying cases before courts taught her to always keep the bigger picture in mind while simultaneously paying attention to details—the smaller wheels in motion. It also offered an invaluable insight into human condition—what makes people tick, what motivates them, and how they make sense of their (and other people’s) agendas. The wide variety of cases she worked on (from homicides, rapes, custody cases, to real-estate and inheritance) served as a rich display of human traits and motivation—a deep well she taps into, both as a writer and a book coach.