Discovery Writers and Outliners

The question of whether to outline or improvise a story is an ongoing debate for many writers. I think this post by M.L.S. Weech offers some sound advice for anyone struggling to decide how to write their story.

M.L.S. Weech

I’d lipeople-316506_960_720ke to start this story out by telling you about my senior year in high school.  I promise, this is relevant.  I don’t know about you all, but my algebra class had a rubric which accounted for showing your math.  This infuriated me. I’d get the answer correct, but lose a point because I didn’t demonstrate how I got there.

I didn’t know it then, but this was an early indication of my writing style.  When you get down to it, there are generally two types.   There are discovery writers like me, who think, formulas be damned, here’s the book as I made it up.

Then there are outliners.  These are the people who toil and stress over each plot line and scene.

A few of those big names out there have different terms, but they all mean the same thing.

But wait!  Matt, you said you…

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One thought on “Discovery Writers and Outliners

  1. Thanks for the reblog Adam! I’m glad you thought it was useful and honored that you felt it deserved sharing on your own page. I know how tough it is to be a blogger, and using your space to share another’s content is a great kindness! Thank you!

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