Unlike Tyler-Rose, I am a plotter to the core.
I am also a notecard-outliner. Also to the core.
A couple days ago, things were a mess.
There are three different TYPES of outlines on that floor. And depending on how you'd separate the plot lines, you could count five or seven outlines total.
Confusion was increased by the fact that I was dealing with two different types of notecards--some bought in England and some in America. I like that the English notecards were lined on both sides, but I find the color variation in the American pack to be nicer.
I'm very serious about my color-coding, as you may notice above. I like to have a green.
Here's England's offering--I don't even think green was attempted here, so I had to settle for aqua:
|My wooden model in a Christmas-ribbon-dress is looking rather dramatic back there...|
But back in America--now THAT'S green.
Ta dahh! Three parallel outlines that could be combined into one happy, hopefully healthy, multi-POV story.
And they were combined.
Oh, they were.
I love my notecards. Clearly. And I think there may be something helpful about making them with your hands and being able to physically manipulate your ideas.
But...I know Scrivener has some notecard-like outlining features. And just the other day Tyler-Rose was telling me how you can move plot points around and Scrivener will move the corresponding parts of your manuscript (wondrous!). I don't think I want to take the time to mess with the free trial right now, but I'm curious--so if you use Scrivener, or you've tried Scrivener, especially if you're a notecard/outline person like me, leave a witty comment to let me know!