The first time I wrote with an outline was roughly six weeks ago in the April session of Camp NaNoWriMo. I found that it made my productivity soar and provided me with an ease in writing that I had never before experienced. So it was a given that I would use one again next month in JuNoWriMo.
I don’t even have a title for my story yet, but I’m already growing more excited by the moment as I outline a very flexible rough sketch of what I want to put into my story. Long after I laid down the pencil and notepad, I kept thinking about the plot and my characters, developing even more when I was away from the actual process. When I outline, I like to think of it as a road map that directs me every day but still allows for side trips. During April, the story developed so organically with the outline that I revised it about four times over the course of the month.
I’m curious to hear about how you create your outlines and the advantages they provide you! Don’t forget to check out JuNoWriMo at JuNoWriMo.com!