Short Description: Making an outline of the story for your book or novel is one of the most important steps in writing one. The process does not end here, one needs to make sure that the timeline for the events in the book are predefined and there is no confusion regarding the series of events. Read the following to know how to do it efficiently.
The beginning of this process can be by listing down the events to include and a suitable title for each one of them. As the list is prepared, one can make sure that he/she jots down the beginning and end of each event to make sure that there is no confusion.
The second step in preparing a timeline includes preparing a proper layout for the timeline. This can be done by drawing a single horizontal line on a piece of paper and then marking various points as incremental periods to write down the details. While doing this, one can make many rough copies to make sure that the final one is perfect. Remember, a timeline once made should be followed meticulously or else the sole purpose of the timeline is lost. After one has drawn the line and marked incremental points, one can jot down the list of events which he/she had listed in the first step. This should be done to display a well planned flow of events that are to take place in the story. One can write the events which hold an importance in red to make sure that there is more stress given to them while writing the story.
The final step includes making sure that the timeline is understandable. One can use images, references or sources from which he/she has gathered information for the story or even dates which he/she is planning to mention in the story. If one is being highly informative in his story, he/she can even jot down sub-points near the main points that have been marked. Few tips to do this are to use pens of various colors to complete the process to make it look more attractive and easy to understand. This should complete the timeline. The next step is to coordinate it with the outline of the story and make changes as required.