Five Things about Outlines.


Or, why I don’t use them.

  1. An outline tends to be far too linear for the way my brain works.
  2. They annoy me.
  3. They feel way too much like work.  Writing has to flow–work doesn’t flow.
  4. The one time I wrote a true outline it changed twenty times in a day and I ripped the page in frustration.
  5. I have nothing pithy to say about outlines.

Do you use an outline?