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Handwritten outlines for great works of literature

The always awesome Flavorwire just posted these outlines, hand-scrawled by famous authors. Goes to show; there is no set way to plan a story… but you need a plan all the same. See more here.

  1. Joseph Heller’s chart outline for Catch-22.
  2. Part of Jennifer Egan’s plan for her short story Black Box.
  3. Sylvia Plath’s outline for The Bell Jar.
  4. J.K. Rowling’s plan for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
  5. James Salter’s outline for Light Years.
  6. Henry Miller’s manuscript plan for Tropic of Capricorn.
  7. Norman Mailer’s character timeline for Harlot’s Ghost.