How I outline my books with index cards

Over the past couple months, I’ve had multiple people ask how I do the outlining for my books. Rather than trying to explain in words, I figured it would help to show them my index card method.

Despite it being a popular method for a lot of writers to use for outlining, it was something I came up with independently when I was trying to manage a very big fantasy book with a huge cast and lots of tangled plot threads. It worked out incredibly and I’ve been using it ever since, though not so much with my shorter works!

I ultimately made a video about the method, which you can view on my writing-related YouTube channel.

If you have any questions about my method, please do ask! You can leave me a comment here, there, or message me elsewhere if you’re shy. I’ll probably do a follow-up at some point to talk about how I handle the individual character arcs that go on the colored cards, so let me know if that’s something you’re interested in, too.

And of course, subscribing to my second channel helps it grow, so consider that, too. 😉

Until next time!

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