A Writing Journey

Outline Update

A couple weeks ago I wrote about outlining to prevent writer’s block. I can now say that this does not work for me. I have my outline and I love it, but it’s not the path of the story that is what trips me up, it’s all the little things that take place along the way. I know my characters are going to argue, and what they are going to argue about, yet when I get to writing it, I can’t think.

Now this isn’t to say that I am never going to outline again, I actually really like having the whole shape of the story written down. I like knowing what my characters are going to do (of course they always surprise me when they do something different, and I like knowing all the things that are going to happen. But outlining isn’t going to be the way I beat writer’s block.

Or maybe it’s just laziness that I am terming writer’s block. Sometimes I can’t tell the difference. Either way, I’ve still only got a few chapters of the sequel. But it’s better than nothing!

Take care, fellow travelers.

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Comments on: "Outline Update" (1)

  1. Outlines sometimes work for certain stories, but they don’t work for others. It could just be that this particular story doesn’t lend itself well to an outline.

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