How often do you use an outline? What points do you like to detail? In my novel I've gotten pretty detailed, not down to the paragraph or anything like that but each step of each scene in a sentence. The outline is 17 pages long and 5,000 words. I find it helps because then I can copy I'm curious how other people do their outlines. Do you go into pretty good depth on them, or just basic points? Do you outline short stories? I've outlined a short story once and it turned out alright although I ended up doing a lot of changes in the writing itself.