Outline Obsession

October 3, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

Writers are told that they should outline their work. Elizabeth Gilbert has outdone us all by writing a 70-page outline for The Signature of All Things. “I have no German Romantic idea about work. There’s no fugue state, you know? I could no more write at 3 a.m. than I could with a quill pen. I keep farmer’s hours and I have that sort of plotting and plodding way,” she told The Daily Beast.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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