“Hanging on a long wall facing the windows is an old wooden desktop plastered with colored index cards.  Bechdel doesn’t outline her stories, which jump back and forth in time, so much as map them, using the cards as placeholders for her scenes.”

Judith Thurman, “Drawn from Life: The World of Alison Bechdel.”  The New Yorker, April 23, 2012, 48-55, at 54.

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2 thoughts on “Mapping

  1. I like the idea of mapping. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to organize my story that makes sense to me, and outlines are never it.

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