Thursday, July 2, 2009

Topic: Writing and Outlining

10-second review: Crime writer Robert Crais tells why he outlines when he writes.

Title: “Doing What He Loves.” Robert Crais (as told to Jeff Ayers). The Writer (May 2009), 18-21. The Writer is a magazine by writers for writers.

Summary/Quote: “Outlining allows me time to think…. I spend a lot of time outlining because I want the characters to come to life for me. I want to know who they are and why they’re doing these things and how it all fits together. …. Outlining is an organic, growing process.” pp, 19-20,

Comment: For me, outlining is thinking. RayS.

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