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    Curse You KYLE R! *shakes fist*

    You have finally managed to corrupt me. You and all your outlining and plotting and good advice.

    I had an idea pop into my head the other night and I started jotting notes about a couple of the characters so that I wouldn't forget them.

    Lo and behold, after about 20 minutes, I found myself with a list of what I am calling the "bullet points" I would need to hit. Some would probably call that an outline.

    I, the Pantser that I am, have been corrupted and I don't like it!

    CURSE YOU KYLE!

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    I'm a recovering pantser myself so I understand the feeling. That's great that you already have so many plot points to go with.

    Could you please link to the thread with Kyle's advice? I'm interested in reading all I can on outlining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggieamy View Post
    I'm a recovering pantser myself so I understand the feeling. That's great that you already have so many plot points to go with.

    Could you please link to the thread with Kyle's advice? I'm interested in reading all I can on outlining.
    Just go through the threads and look for any that were started by Kyle. He always posts useful articles and such.

    Don't tell him I said that, though. I like to give him crap most of the time.
    “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.” -Carl Sagan

    Real courage is found, not in the willingness to risk death, but in the willingness to stand, alone if necessary, against the ignorant and disapproving herd. --Jon Roland, 1976

    Have you checked out the Hidden Content

    Founder of the Pantsers United Group and member of the Fantasy Lords Group

    "Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful,
    insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows." - Walt Disney

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Bowman View Post
    You have finally managed to corrupt me. You and all your outlining and plotting and good advice.

    ...
    CURSE YOU KYLE!
    I managed to get him to admit, elsewhere, that he does abandon his plotting on occasion.

    I sooooo deserve an accolade for that.
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    Welcome to the (correct) team!
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Bowman View Post
    You have finally managed to corrupt me. You and all your outlining and plotting and good advice.

    I had an idea pop into my head the other night and I started jotting notes about a couple of the characters so that I wouldn't forget them.

    Lo and behold, after about 20 minutes, I found myself with a list of what I am calling the "bullet points" I would need to hit. Some would probably call that an outline.

    I, the Pantser that I am, have been corrupted and I don't like it!

    CURSE YOU KYLE!

    Lol!

    I actually have a quota that I need to fill: must corrupt four writers per month.

    By the way, did I ever tell you how great plotting is for your health? Studies show that writers who plot are more likely to live longer and happier lives.*

    * This statement has not been verified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Bowman View Post

    Lo and behold, after about 20 minutes, I found myself with a list of what I am calling the "bullet points" I would need to hit. Some would probably call that an outline.
    I really think that for longer works this sort of approach is pretty well necessary in order to avoid either 'writers block' or 'lost in space'. i.e. How do you go anywhere if you don't know where you are going.

    Catchy thread title BTW.
    I was fighting with temptation but I didn't want to win.
    A man like me don't like to see temptation caving in.
    Leonard Cohen

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    Thank God, another member who would like to meet Kyle and show him their baseball bat. cowabunga!

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    Watch it. His sidekick appears nice, but she'll get you in headlock.

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