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Authors' Handwritten Charts and Outlines

Authors' Handwritten Charts and Outlines

Norman Mailer’s character timeline for Harlot’s Ghost.

Norman Mailer’s character timeline for Harlot’s Ghost.

A lot of the work of novel making is the handling of an immensely complex imaginary system of people, incidents and actions. Not surprising, a lot of writers resort to charts, outlines and graphs to handle it.

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Joseph Heller’s chart outline for Catch-22. 

Joseph Heller’s chart outline for Catch-22

James Salter’s outline for Light Years.

James Salter’s outline for Light Years.

Sylvia Plath’s outline for The Bell Jar. 

Sylvia Plath’s outline for The Bell Jar

William Faulkner’s outline for A Fable — written on his office walls. 

William Faulkner’s outline for A Fable — written on his office walls. 

Part of Jennifer Egan’s plan for her short story “Black Box.”

Part of Jennifer Egan’s plan for her short story “Black Box.”

Henry Miller’s manuscript plan for Tropic of Capricorn. . 

Henry Miller’s manuscript plan for Tropic of Capricorn.

All the Books Mentioned

The Bell Jar
By Sylvia Plath
Tropic of Capricorn
By Henry Miller
Light Years
By James Salter
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
By J.K.: Mary Grandpre (Illustrator) Rowling
Harlot's Ghost: A Novel
By Norman Mailer
Macro Insects by Photographer Nicolas Reusens

Macro Insects by Photographer Nicolas Reusens

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