Outlining

Mar. 16th, 2016 06:44 pm
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I think I'm moving away from the view that outlining is for the purpose of making sure it's possible to get to the end, and toward the view that outlining is for the purpose of making sure that the structure the rest of the writing is going to depend on, the core of the story is...I don't know that beautiful is quite the right word. Solid? Elegant? Immaculate?

Either that or my perfectionist tendencies are running away with me.

(But seriously, a flaw in the premise, or a flaw in the outline, maybe you can fix it later -- if you are not a seriously lazy person like me who will resent having to make changes later on -- but there is always the chance that it will be a flaw forever.)

Date: 2016-03-17 02:24 am (UTC)
hickorysmoke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hickorysmoke
That's definitely how/why I outline. I can't see the forest for the trees once I'm involved in the actual business of writing and make mistakes in story structure that are a mess to unravel. 100% of the time.

Date: 2016-03-17 03:08 am (UTC)
yhlee: Gunn pointing his finger (AtS Gunn)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
ditto here. i use outlines to lay out and fix structure--it's much easier to fix a problem in a 2-3 page outline than in a 100k ms.

(sorry no caps, rsi)

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