Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Writer Will Take Your Questions Now (#115) -- Story Outlines

When outlining, for those who do, how much information do you put into the outline stage? I know some writers whose outlines are roughly the size of a small book itself and others, like myself, whose outlines don’t fill a full sheet of paper. What method works best for you?

My outline could almost be called a skeleton draft for lack of a better word. I put a lot of time into my plots and usually write out a full plot document that highlights key scenes and even includes dialog. My plot outline if more a treatment (like a movie) or  pitch (like a comic or novel) than it is just an outline.

This question courtesy of Table Talk.