My Pre-Writing Process

When coming up with the topics for this blog event, I was asked to share about my outlining methods.  It’s a wonderful topic, but I’ll admit that at first I felt pretty confused.  How would I go about discussing my outlining methods?  Did I even have methods?  And the more I thought about what goes into my outlining process, the more I realized that my outlining methods encompass more than just the outline for my story…