As I experiment with outlining my novel, I’m learning that there are as many ways to outline as there are writers and types of writing.
For the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling made a hand-written table that contained the outline of her entire series.
Joseph Keller’s outline for “Catch 22” was meticulously ordered like an Excel spreadsheet.
Dylan Thomas’s outline for one poem contained a list of words.
William Faulkner wrote the outline for his short story “A Fable” on his office wall.
To see more famous authors’ outlining methods check out the Daily Mail’s article by Tara Brady here.
If you’re a writer who outlines, how do you go about organizing your thoughts?