So, I never used to outline. But my last project, Near Witch, taught me the value of knowing the big picture as well as the parts. I thought I’d give you a glimpse at my outlining process. Here’s a look at a fraction of TSM.
I make a digital post-it note system in InDesign. I pick a pretty font, because it makes it less painful to look at for long periods of time.
*The cards are color-coded based on who’s in the scene. Blue = Nell scene. Green = Nell + Lucas. Red = Death + Lucas. Purple = Nell + Death.
*The cards pulled out to the right are scenes that have yet to be written.
*The right side is reserved for notes/thoughts.
So far, it’s worked really well, so I thought I’d share it!