I’ve become a convert to the old fashioned outline. I may have said that before…but it’s a really good way to get all the little vignettes and gestures and bits of dialogue on paper so they don’t vanish into the nether of the creative process. That said, I am not finding this technique necessarily facilitates direct translation into the actual writing of the book as some writers purport. No matter! It’s also a good way to procrastinate writing and write at the same time!