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Original handwritten outlines by famous authors [6 pictures]

May 23, 2013 By Abraham

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

(via Flavorwire, Cynical-C)


    1. Rooster says:

      Glad they didn’t have/use it, else you’d be reading Access databases now instead of books.

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