Famous Authors’ Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature

Thought this was a nice bit of writer trivia people might appreciate from Emily Temple at flavorwire.com and Amanda River at amandariver.wordpress.com. Thanks Emily and Amanda!

This is the outline from my latest book: Living in the House of Drugs.

LIHOD outline


Writing a novel (or a story, for that matter) is confusing work. There are just so many characters running all over the place, dropping hints and having revelations. So it’s no surprise that many authors plan out their works beforehand, in chart or list or scribble form, in order to keep everything straight. After the jump, you’ll find a mini collection of those planning papers, so you can take a peek into the process of some of your favorite authors, from James Salter to J.K. Rowling.

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