Before authors begin their books, many will draft notes as a guide. Here is a look behind the scenes at several such plans in longhand by a few prominent writers…
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J.K. Rowling – Outline for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Joseph Heller – Outline for Catch-22.
William Faulkner – Outline for A Fable (written on his office walls)
Henry Miller – Outline for Tropic of Capricorn
Sylvia Plath – Outline for The Bell Jar
Norman Mailer – Outline for Harlot’s Ghost