So I'm all in favor with writing down my idea's and creating my plot outlines. But as I was referring to one of my outlines tonight, as I was writing. (I use them to keep track of where I'm at in the story.) I noticed that I made a vague outline. Too vague... Now I do know what I am doing with my story regardless but I felt it doesn't do me any favors to have a vague outline either because I have to sit and think through a scene. Example: conflict running away from bandit gang. Now how does that do me any good how many months later when I get to that point in the story. I had to seriously sit and think and remember all that I was wanting to do with that scene. So I went back and redid my outline for me. It's been a huge mental exercise for me as well. Typically when I do an outline I do my setting, then my scene. Becuase I'm using multiple settings in an overall setting. Setting world 1 as my main, and setting town tavern, scene bar fight. Just an example. Then I write my scene in a little detail but I didn't leave enough to go off of in my older outline. So this time around I did a little fun exercise along side those aspects of my out line I wrote why the scene was important and the reason for it. Example establish motive, conflict, conflict resolution that kind of thing. I also listed descriptors for my scenes and idea's I wanted to portray in the setting. Bearing all this in mind any advice for building better outlines for story consistency. What do you guys like to do? How do you approach developing a scene and do you keep track of your work and cross it off? Your thoughts and opinions and better set ups?