So. Here’s a little story of my (limited) experience with outlines and fiction writing.
Here’s me, la-dee-da-dee da. I’m writing a novel! yay! But novels are big and scary and long and full of rat holes you can start down and get trapped in. So I say to myself, “Brianna, here’s the deal. Read you some plot books and then plan out your plot ahead of time! No wasted tangents or wild goose chases. Or rabbit trails! Or any other cliches, for that matter!”
So I does it. Doose it. Whatever.
I make a pretty little outline. It’s incredibly detailed. It tells me where I have to have my character happy, where she has to fail, where she has to face a cliff… Everthing! And then I start typing.
Type typetype type tyPE backspace type type type.
When the going gets tough, which is… like all the time, I even make…
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