Tuesday, February 28, 2012
To Outline or Not To Outline
In my writing I have always done some amount of outlining. I’ve never been a seat-of-the-pants writer where I can just sit down and start writing. On some manuscripts I’ve done extensive outlining and for others I’ve developed only a basic outline. What I’ve evolved and what I’m using on my current manuscript is a scene outline where I briefly describe each scene. This gives me a framework for my novel but allows me to fill in a lot of detail and take diversions as the manuscript evolves.