Liz
Liz asked Susan Mallery:

How do you know what you are going to write about, and develop the story. Do you use an outline?

Susan Mallery Hi, Liz. Yes, I do outline extensively. That's what works for me. There are some writers who work without an outline. They just go for it, and then they fix inconsistencies and story problems during the revision stage. I couldn't possibly do that. It's just not how my brain works. I need to know where I'm going when I'm taking readers on that journey, so that I can get the emotions right along the way.
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