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Mon, Mar. 14th, 2005, 10:03 am
airawyn: Help?

Ok, I've got my characters, I've got ideas and scenes and moments in my head.

How do I translate this into an outline? I mean, I know a lot of it is just sitting down and writing, but... any tips? Suggestions? Should I write details of the scenes or just the barest of comments? I keep looking at that blank page with numbers and not writing anything.

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
kben

I apologize for not responding sooner. I guess I didn't see this when you posted it.

It's really a personal choice. Some people like to detail things to the nth degree, others (like me) can just work from a simple comment. The outline exists to put things in order, that's it. This is why index cards are a swell idea, because you can write each beat on a card and shuffle them around until you're confident about the way they fall together.