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"Walk By Faith, Not By Sight" 2 Corinthians 5:7

Writing 2.4 – Who Uses Outlines?

This post really inspired me to sit down and write more! I’m sitting at work right now, and cannot wait to get off just to start working on my passion. Funny, huh?

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I was recently asked about my writing process.  Do I use outlines?  Do you plot a story or just make it up as you go along?  Please keep in mind that what works for one person might not ever work for anyone else or even that one person ever again except that one time.

For my most recent title, Connecting Flight, here’s what happened:

In mid November, 2011, a plane carrying two coaches of the Oklahoma State women’s basketball team crashed.  After seeing the story on the news, I wondered about the last moments of the two coaches, one male and one female.  I wondered what might go through the minds of people on a plane that is plummeting to earth and death is certain or at least likely.  What do people think about?  What do they do or say?  Did they pray, cry, scream, or something…

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