Book review: Take Off Your Pants by Libbie Hawker

Take Off Your Pants! Outline Your Books for Faster, Better WritingTake Off Your Pants! Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing by Libbie Hawker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked this up because so many people (including my agent!) recommended it to me. I’m a pantser. I genuinely didn’t think I could be a plotter – I’ve tried, I’ve even plotted one book, but I find it really hard. This book gives you a way of outlining a book and reducing the number of dead ends you wander down at the drafting stage.

As I read it, I realised that I already did this when I was thinking about a book. Stuff like working out the character arc, the external goal etc. This gives it a more formal framework. I’m using it in the book I’m plotting right now.

If you’re new to the idea of outlining, this is a great book full of common sense advice.

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