Posted on August 27, 2019 by Susan T. Braithwaite — 5 CommentsDeniable Unit 1 Progress Update: Aug 27 Progress Update Still chugging along on my intentional outline for Deniable Unit 1. I just hit 80%!!! Not long now 😜 Like this:Like Loading... Post navigationPrevious post: Visiting Callendar House ParkNext post: Deniable Unit 1 Progress Update: Aug 28 5 thoughts on “Deniable Unit 1 Progress Update: Aug 27” jezbraithwaite August 27, 2019 That’s not chugging, that’s galloping; giddy-up sorsey 🐴 Loading... Log in to Reply Susan T. Braithwaite August 27, 2019 Sorsey! 😘🦄 Loading... Log in to Reply Cheri August 27, 2019 I’m curious. How detailed are your outlines? Loading... Log in to Reply Susan T. Braithwaite August 28, 2019 Hi Cheri, My outlines live in the zone of just enough detail to help me get an idea of the story, but not too much detail that I get lost in it. My initial outline for DU1 was around 8K and went into too much detail—making it difficult to see issues. I whittled it down to a couple of sentences per beat and got it to 1.2K while I went through this intentional outlining stage. After doing all the edits for protagonist, plot, genre, tone, and theme, it now sits around 5K. Here’s an example of how detailed it is: 14. This is not a date: Elle leaves a bar with Adam. He holds her hand as they walk. She tries to pull away from him, but he pulls her so close that she thinks he’s going to kiss her. Instead, he tells her to play for the CCTV; reminding her that he’s her alibi for the murder—and that it sells it to her boss. For some idiotic reason, she’s the tiniest bit disappointed that he didn’t kiss her. She quickly reminds herself that she’s an asset, there to be used until he walks out of her life. And there is no way in hell she’s going through that again. [Romance beat: No Way 2 Elle] When I do the working outline (the final stage of iterative outlining), it will be more detailed. Probably more like screenwriting outlines—GMC, emotion +/-, props, etc. How detailed are yours? Do you have a specific method you use? Loading... Log in to Reply Cheri August 28, 2019 That makes sense! Mine are a bit less detailed than that, more like 2-3 lines per chapter, but I like your approach better. 🙂 Loading... You must log in to post a comment.